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Spongebob

sociology of spongebob
by

Ashley Zheng

on 31 December 2013

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Transcript of Spongebob

Interaction
Conclusion
Interactionalist- Spongebob has many interactions with different people through his social life, his work and his school. He has a friendly personality which allows him to meet many new people.
Functionalist- Spongebob's amorous personality lets him establish new connections and friendships through his life
Conflict- Spongebob is too friendly and annoys people with his insistent questions. It is to the point where he is more of a nuisance than friend.
Works Cited
Culture
The culture in Bikini Bottom is very different from ours since its citizens are various types of sea creatures and the occasional land animal.
Social Structure
Throughout the show, Spongebob interacts with many characters which helps establish his role in society.
Introduction
Born July 14, 1986
Yellow, square sponge
Lives in a pineapple-shaped house on 124 Conch Street, Bikini Bottom
Employed at the Krusty Krab
Goes to school at Mrs. Puff's Boating School
Spongebob Squarepants
Norms
Spongebob's
Folkway
is that he can sometimes be irritatingly happy and intrusive into people's business and space.
Folkways are norms that lack moral overtones
This caused the citizens to establish a holiday called "National No SpongeBob Day" because he got so annoying.
Status
Ascribed Status
is assigned though inherited traits or given automatically when a certain age is reached
Spongebob's Ascribed Status is being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Squarepants because he was born into it.
"SpongeBob SquarePants." SpongeBob.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Dec. 2013.

"SpongeBob SquarePants." Wikia. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Dec. 2013.
Laws
Laws are norms that are consciously and formally defined, enforced by officials
Laws such as no littering are established in the town and when a piece of garbage fell off a statue of Squidward (made of garbage and by Spongebob) a cop gave Spongebob and Squidward a ticket for it
9:49- 9:59
Sanctions
Spongebob is a very skilled and hardworking employee at the Krusty Krab and so he has earned 374 consecutive Employee Of The Month Awards which are
Positive Formal Sanctions
that encourage him to work harder.
Positive Formal Sanctions are rewards given by organization or agency
Status
Achieved status
is achieved through direct efforts like special skills, knowledge, or abilities
Spongebob's Achieved Status is being the top cook at the Krusty Krab because his Krabby Patty making skills are phenomenal.
http://spongebob.nick.com/videos/clip/pickles-full-episode.html
0:43-1:06
Groups
An
aggregate
is people gathered in the same place at the same time
When Spongebob goes to the movies, the group of people in the theater is an aggregate.
In all the episodes of Spongebob, he interacts with multiple characters in positive and negative ways.
Conformity
Conformity is adapting behavior to fit the behavior and expectations of others
Spongebob conforms to tanning because all the "cool kids" are tan

10:10- 11:23
Exchange
Exchange
is interaction based on give and take, shared values and trust, with informal rules
On "Employee Brotherhood Day" all employees exchange gifts and Spongebob gives Squidward a homemade sweater. Squidward then gives him a pie in exchange
Competition
Competition
is where individuals or groups oppose each other to reach a goal that only one can achieve, with rules agreed to in advance
Sometimes Spongebob and his friend Sandy have karate competitions for fun.
By: Ashley Zheng
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