Amy Nguyen SOC 1305 05 Paper 1: Content Analysis In the ABC-produced television series, George Lopez, a dysfunctional and nuclear Hispanic-American family faces the everyday challenges of growing up, raising children, and pursuing the American dream in a comedic way. In conjunction to the comical jokes and tender familial bonds made throughout each episode, the sitcom presents various underlying sociological concepts such as standards of beauty, values, and primary socialization. Each concept is uniquely significant to analyzing our society for instance, the unrealistic ideals for how a woman in America should look is due to social construction of the accepted culture presented in media. In addition, values and primary socialization trace back to embedded morals in one’s culture and the learning of that culture’s accepted behavior as a member of a family in a larger society. This composition includes the methods to discovering these three concepts, examples and analyses for each finding, and an overview of the research and its connections to a whole society. The George Lopez sitcom was initially a broadcasted show on ABC in the 2000s, but can now be accessed on the internet free-of-charge or monthly subscriptions through a video-sharing platform called Dailymotion. On the platform, one will be able to find every episode from all six seasons of the series including the first two episodes consumed to discover the three sociological concept topics of this essay. Upon finding my media product, I did not have specific concepts to look for and waited for them to emerge from the media source, taking note of the connections made between the situations in the show and the sociological theories discussed in class.
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Carmen, George Lopez