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Symbolic Interactionist Perspective Media AnalysisSymbolic Interactionist Perspective Media AnalysisSOC/100February, 20151
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective Media AnalysisFamily Guy, an American animated sitcom created in 1999, is a fictionaltelevision show that centers around a dysfunctional family called the Griffins andtheir talking dog. The show takes place in a fictional city known as the city ofQuahog and illustrates much of its humor from jokes on American culture. Theshow has an animated cast of predominantly white characters with two African-American characters, which we see consistently throughout the program.Although the show exhibits many different forms of social inequality the mostfrequent of which that I have seen has been racism between whites and blacks.Many of the jokes centered around this theme play on a vast majority ofstereotypes between the two races, which is essentially how viewers seem torelate to the show.Scenes of racism between whites and blacks on family guy are shownfrom a non-black perspective touching on historical events such as slavery,welfare, and police brutality to name a few. Overall the scenes that I saw implieda sort of white supremacy over black characters. One of the scenes in the show

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Term
Spring
Professor
Lamb
Tags
White people, symbolic interactionist perspective, Interactionist Perspective Media, Perspective Media Analysis

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