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Series: Sociology


"You're Fired!" How to Get Rid of the President

None of the 45 US Presidents have been given the boot, despite, on occasion, doing some pretty questionable things. So what does it really take to get fired as Commander-in-Chief?
Abraham: How Football Saved My Life

Abraham: How Football Saved My Life

It’s 1987, South Sudan is in conflict, children from villages are seized and forced to join enemy armed forces. Eleven-year-old Abraham is herding cattle in the fields when pandemonium broke out in the village: gunfire, screaming and the...Show More
Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
Ann Oakley: Housewife

Ann Oakley: Housewife

In this programme Ann Oakley talks about how she started her research on housework and the opposition she encountered. She goes on to discuss her sampling methods, her interview techniques, the importance of keeping some social distance as well...Show More
Anthony Giddens: Capitalism and Social Modern Theory

Anthony Giddens: Capitalism and Social Modern Theory

Sociology began as an attempt to make sense of the ‘great transformation’ from traditional to modern society; the development of industrial production, the mass movement of people from the land to the towns and the rise of a new economic order,...Show More
Atika: The Amazing Gift of Education

Atika: The Amazing Gift of Education

It’s 1999 and Atika and her family flee to a refugee camp in Quata, Pakistan. They are Hazara people and Afghanistan has become too dangerous for them. Atika being a girl could not be educated in the small country village where they had lived...Show More
Carina: The Gift I Will Never Forget

Carina: The Gift I Will Never Forget

It's 1979 Vietnam: post-Vietnam war, but at war with Cambodia, husband in re-education camp, and children teenagers; what can you do to save them? Send them to America. Easier said than done; but Carina’s mother takes the risk. She secures a...Show More
Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

What motivates laddish behaviour? Are girls becoming more laddish? And if so, why? In this programme, Carolyn Jackson talks about the origins, methodologies, findings and the implications of her work into these contemporary issues for teachers...Show More
Case Studies

Case Studies

If you go and see your doctor or a therapist, you'll become a case to them. They'll want to know a lot more about you. Similarly, sociological case studies involve putting a social group, an event, or a place 'under the microscope'. This film...Show More
Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation

Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation

WARNING: This film contains some nudity. Teacher discretion is advised. Christiania was born in 1971 when youthful idealism and a severe housing shortage incited hundreds of young people to occupy 85 acres of deserted brick buildings, woods,...Show More
Confronting Epidemics: Three Case Studies

Confronting Epidemics: Three Case Studies

This programme examines modern day epidemics, using three case studies from the late 20th and early 21st centuries including SARS, HIV-AIDS, and influenza.
Core Concepts in Sociology

Core Concepts in Sociology

In this programme we examine culture, socialisation and identity - key concepts about the way we as individuals interact with society in general. With varied examples and clear explanations from experts, this is a fascinating and information-rich...Show More
Crime and Deviance

Crime and Deviance

In this programme we take a journey through time to show how ideas about crime have moved in and out of fashion, how some of the latest strategies of crime prevention go back to the 19th century and how thinking about crime and deviance is...Show More
Crime and Gender: Closing the Gap

Crime and Gender: Closing the Gap

The most consistent finding in the study of crime is the relationship between crime and gender. In almost every country, over 80% of crime is committed by males. But in recent years, the gender gap has been closing: the male crime rate has been...Show More
Dalai Lama: Empathy

Dalai Lama: Empathy

In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More
Doing Sociological Research

Doing Sociological Research

See Sociological research in action, in four short films that bring research methods to life in educational contexts. This programme features four key studies: Introduction to Social Research, Survey Research, Interviews in Sociology and...Show More
Durkheim and the Functions of Crime

Durkheim and the Functions of Crime

It seems obvious to most people that crime and social order are opposites. But more than a century ago French sociologist, Emile Durkheim, suggested that it wasn't that simple. This film looks at the introduction of Zero Tolerance Policing in New...Show More
Eileen Barker: The Making of a Moonie

Eileen Barker: The Making of a Moonie

To believers, the Moonies offer truth, enlightenment and the spiritual unification of the world. To critics it’s an evil form of bondage, where vulnerable young people are reduced to a mental condition where they can only follow the orders of...Show More
Fablice: A Strange Island Called Australia

Fablice: A Strange Island Called Australia

It’s 1993, Burundi, and Fablice is a seven-year-old orphan. His parents, one a Hutu the other a Tutsi, are victims of the civil war that ravages Burundi for twelve years. Though living on the street, Fablice attends school during the day, and...Show More
Families and Households

Families and Households

Although sociology is full of long and complicated words, it's important to remember it's about the lives of real people. These are the first lines of this programme and they set the tone. Filmed on location, it makes the topic of families more...Show More
Families and Social Change

Families and Social Change

Examiners want students to write about aspects of contemporary family life, but their textbooks remain stuck in the past. This excellent video resource consolidates and updates student knowledge by igniting their interest in some current issues...Show More
Frida Kahlo: Self-Awareness

Frida Kahlo: Self-Awareness

In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
From Modernity to Post-Modernity

From Modernity to Post-Modernity

What is meant by a post-modern world and post-modern sociology? Is post-modern theory really offering a new direction for sociology? Or is it just a passing fashion? This programme provides a lively, accessible and balanced introduction to this...Show More
Get Schooled: How The Electoral College Works

Get Schooled: How The Electoral College Works

Imagine if the United States Presidential Election was a talent show, only the public doesn't vote for them. That—to be honestis how the Electoral College works.
Hate Crime in Everyday Life

Hate Crime in Everyday Life

Hate Crime is high profile now. But the cases of violent hate crime we see in the media are just the tip of the iceberg: things like verbal abuse, bullying, threats, and damage to property have become just another part of everyday life for many...Show More