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Society & Culture

Contains over 109 Videos

Methods of Paleoanthropology

Methods of Paleoanthropology

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Experts at the cutting edge of paleoanthropological research show how it's done. In this video, students are introduced to the ways researchers gather data in order to answer the basic human question: Who are we and where do we come from? The...Show More
Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The video begins with Helen Mendoza and Pam Privett explaining that families can take many forms today. They are partners in a same-sex marriage, raising children of their own. The episode "Sex and Marriage" explained why some cultures find...Show More
Macroevolution

Macroevolution

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Who is related to whom? How do species evolve? What has happened in geological time? This video focuses on macroevolution and the processes that explain it. It begins on location at a paleontological site in the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, where...Show More
Kinship and Descent

Kinship and Descent

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The video opens with pictures of Chinese immigrants of the 1850s to the 1900s and explains that the immigrants of that time faced enormous challenges when they moved from their country to the United States. They faced discrimination and a sense...Show More
Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest and Class

Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest and Class

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This programme explores concepts related to non-kin based social groupings by focusing on the culture of the Black Indians of New Orleans. They are a common interest group that celebrates their own art and culture, culminating in their annual...Show More
Global Challenges and Anthropology

Global Challenges and Anthropology

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This programme explores the phenomenon of globalisation, its complex forms, and its impact on the cultures of the world, as well as the contributions that anthropology can make toward a better understanding of it. Wal-Mart's operations in China...Show More
Essence of Anthropology

Essence of Anthropology

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Anthropology is the study of human beings, but to phrase the definition in these simple terms is to diminish the grand scope of this discipline overall. Anthropology delves deeply into every aspect of humankind from its beginnings millions of...Show More
Biology and Evolution

Biology and Evolution

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Humans are biological organisms that have a place in the natural world. To understand what it means to be human we need to understand how we became human. The video introduces the topic of biology by looking at an important evolutionary force,...Show More
Applied Anthropology

Applied Anthropology

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The video begins with the anthropological definition of applied anthropology; that this field of study refers to the application of method and theory to the analysis and solution of practical problems and that it can be used, or 'applied,' within...Show More
Communication and Culture

Communication and Culture

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This program focuses on the efforts of the Serrano tribe of Native American to revitalise their dying cultural traditions and language. The features and structures of human language in general are discussed, showing some examples from the Serrano...Show More
Characteristics of Culture

Characteristics of Culture

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The state of Oaxaca, Mexico, is the backdrop of this film, which explores the nature of culture and how cultures are studied. The Oaxacan society is used to illustrate the basic characteristics of culture: an integrated, dynamic system of...Show More
Food Domestication and the Emergence of Cities

Food Domestication and the Emergence of Cities

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This lesson explores how the accelerated rate of cultural change continued to drive human innovation in ways that transformed daily life for everyone. It illustrates the most radical cultural shift in the history of humankind that occurred in...Show More
Research Methods Made Accessible: Researching Health

Research Methods Made Accessible: Researching Health

Health and life chances aren't distributed equally. On average, people from poorer backgrounds have significantly higher rates of illness than people from professional classes. So what might be causing these health inequalities? To explore big...Show More
Beyond the Nuclear Family

Beyond the Nuclear Family

This programme looks at the changing roles, structure and functions of the family throughout time. What does it mean to belong to a 'family'? The programme represents a historical view of the family style throughout history and what society...Show More
Strong Men of Nguiu

Strong Men of Nguiu

The problems that confront the remote communities on the Tiwi Islands of the Torres Strait are similar to those that confront young people everywhere – but isolation and a lack of things to do make the young people of these communities...Show More
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
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
Veiled Ambition

Veiled Ambition

Frida is a young Lebanese woman with a thick Aussie accent and a dream of creating her own fashion empire. When she wins $4000 in a radio competition, Frida opens a shop in Sydney Road Coburg, hoping to create a fashion Mecca for Islamic...Show More
Cooldrink and Culture

Cooldrink and Culture

In the Aboriginal community of Mt Liebig, about 300 km west of Alice Springs, a group of young women talk about the importance of bush food in their culture and its relationship to good health. In contrast, they associate sickness with 'takeaway...Show More
Without a Home

Without a Home

Over the past two decades, homelessness has become a highly visible problem in Australia, a social blight that is in sharp contrast to the country's widespread affluence. In this programme five people from Adelaide share their personal stories...Show More
How I Learn: Ages and Stages of Child Development

How I Learn: Ages and Stages of Child Development

Meet preschool children of all ages as they experience the social, emotional, physical and intellectual milestones of typical early childhood development. Packed full of information, this little documentary about little people features...Show More
Ann Oakley: Housewife

Ann Oakley: Housewife

Classic Collection

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
Crime and Deviance

Crime and Deviance

Sociology Key Issues

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
In Detention: Locking Up Asylum Seekers

In Detention: Locking Up Asylum Seekers

This programme looks at the recent turmoil for Australian asylum seekers.
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