Sociological Ideas In The TV Show 'Sons Of Anarchy'

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Billy Mote Professor Vaughn Sociology 7/16/17 Sons of Anarchy Sociological ideas can be seen in multiple aspects in today’s society. In modern day TV shows and movies, societal norms and the ideas of traditional values are challenged, creating drama and action. Ideas such as societal norms, values, and cultural diversity are heavily implemented in media apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and YouTube, HBO, and even average television. One show in particular caught the eye of many people, because of its unique interaction between characters, and the constant breaking of universal morals. With Netflix hitting just over 100 million subscribers this year, most of the popular TV shows and movies are on this app. I chose to study the TV show “Sons of Anarchy”, after just finishing the last episode of the seventh season. Multiple sociological ideologies are present, creating a sense of drama and thriller that has drawn millions of viewers to finish all the way to the end. I had a little bit of a different experience watching this show than most others, due to the fact that I had watched almost half of the episodes with my little brother. Although he did not think critically, he brought a different viewpoint to the table, allowing us to talk through what we had just seen. Specifically in the TV show “Sons of Anarchy”, cultural values are strongly implemented within the prestigious California biker club called Sam Crow. Crow was originally created in 1967 by Jax

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