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Series: Sociology


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Homeless: The Story of Gary Nobbs

Homeless: The Story of Gary Nobbs

How does a person become homeless? What is it like to be homeless? Gary is forty and has been homeless for over twenty years, drifting from one temporary accommodation to another. Through his story we explore the connection between drug and...Show More
Introducing Sociology

Introducing Sociology

This programme answers the question, "What is Sociology?". Leading sociologists like Anthony Giddens explain and illustrate what it means to adopt a ‘sociological approach’ and students talk about studying sociology. Ideal for Open Days and for...Show More
Introducing Sociology: Core Concepts

Introducing Sociology: Core Concepts

This engaging video resource explores the core sociological concepts such of sociological problems, the sociological imagination, social construction, culture, socialisation, and identity. Not only will it help students get into sociology, but...Show More
Jock Young: The Drugtakers

Jock Young: The Drugtakers

The Drugtakers is one of the clearest and most dramatic examples of deviance amplification. In this programme Jock Young discusses what is meant by a ‘sociological approach’ to drug use, the importance of looking at societal reaction and some...Show More
Labelling Theory

Labelling Theory

The film examines primary and secondary deviance, considers a contemporary example inspired by labelling (restorative justice) and is a primer for understanding Interactionist approaches to crime. The film covers primary and secondary deviance,...Show More
Lifestyle Factors

Lifestyle Factors

So much of our health and wellbeing comes down to how we treat our bodies every day. With the pace of life in our modern day society increasing all the time, it is often easy to overlook how our health might be suffering as a consequence. This...Show More
Making Sense of Sociological Theory

Making Sense of Sociological Theory

Why is there so much theory in sociology? Why are there different theories? Can sociological theory be made a little clearer? This programme addresses these questions and explains the role of theory, the distinction between structure and...Show More
Michelle Stanworth: Gender and Schooling

Michelle Stanworth: Gender and Schooling

In the 1970s the majority of secondary school students were being educated in co-educational schools, with girls and boys getting much the same education. But were they? Michelle Stanworth set out to explore this question and her study became a...Show More
Part 1: Moral Panics

Part 1: Moral Panics

A short film examining the concepts of moral panic and deviancy amplification through both a classic and contemporary lens. Stan Cohen talks about the origins and implications of his concept in the context of mods and rockers in the early 1960s...Show More
Part 2: Functions of Crime

Part 2: Functions of Crime

The notion that something with "negative" connotations, such as crime, can have "positive" consequences for both individuals and societies may be counter-intuitive, but it is an important aspect of Durkheim's sociological analysis of crime and...Show More
Part 3: Crimes of the Powerful

Part 3: Crimes of the Powerful

This programme illustrates how crimes committed by powerful social actors differ in terms of both their type - the distinction between white-collar, corporate, and state crime for example - and extent; how and why such criminality differs from...Show More
Part 4: Gender and Crime

Part 4: Gender and Crime

One of the most consistent features of modern industrialised societies is the gendering of crime and criminality. Not only is most crime committed by men, there are also marked differences in the respective types of crime committed by males and...Show More
Part 5: Policing the Night

Part 5: Policing the Night

The concept of social control is an important one in the sociology of crime and deviance. This video, featuring contributions from Phil Hadfield and Simon Winlow, co-authors of "Bouncers", looks at how social control in the night-time economy is...Show More