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Secondary Catalogue

Society & Culture

Contains over 109 Videos

Anthony Giddens: Capitalism and Social Modern Theory

Anthony Giddens: Capitalism and Social Modern Theory

Classic Collection

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
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
The Changing Family

The Changing Family

Families Series

This programme explores the family types that exist within Australia and the changes that have happened in recent decades. The alterations to the roles and responsibilities of parents within families are also explored. The range of different...Show More
Resourcing Families

Resourcing Families

Families Series

This programme introduces to students the concept of resources and what resources families in Australia have available to them, from various levels of governments.
Parenting

Parenting

Families Series

This programme explores the variations and similarities of parenting roles between different types of families that exist within Australia.
Confronting Epidemics: Three Case Studies

Confronting Epidemics: Three Case Studies

Science Bank Series 2

This programme examines modern day epidemics, using three case studies from the late 20th and early 21st centuries including SARS, HIV-AIDS, and influenza.
Becoming Parents: Adoption

Becoming Parents: Adoption

Local adoptions are down, intercountry adoptions are on the rise. After IVF failed, Birthe and Guy adopted two Korean children through DOCS inter-country adoption programme. They strive to maintain cultural links between their children and Korea....Show More
Families and Households

Families and Households

Sociology Key Issues

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
Juggling Roles: Work and Children

Juggling Roles: Work and Children

Natalie (26) works as an accountant 4 days a week. Her husband Rob works as a chef on two days. They have 3 children: Hannah (7), Byron (5) and Joshua (1). The programme focuses on how Natalie juggles her work and parenting roles. We see her...Show More
A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Dad

A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Families with children now seem to choose the primary caregiver based on the income of each parent rather than the gender. Rob (27) recently left his job as a chef to stay at home with Hannah (7), Byron (5) and Josh (1), while his wife began work...Show More
Peter Townsend: Poverty in the UK

Peter Townsend: Poverty in the UK

Classic Collection

It was widely believed that poverty in Britain had been all but eliminated with the construction of the welfare state and post-war affluence. But while politicians were telling people they had never had it so good, social scientists were...Show More
How Far Have We Come?

How Far Have We Come?

In 2003 a group of Year 9 students from a predominantly white, middle class school travel by bus to remote Aboriginal settlements in central Australia. Nearly 40 years ago a group of white and black Australians travelled through outback NSW on...Show More
The Development of Public Health in Australia

The Development of Public Health in Australia

In this programme we examine the history and development of public health in Australia, how we measure health (mortality rates, morbidity, prevalence, incidence, life expectancy and burden of disease), how the World Health Organisation defines...Show More
Strategies to Improve Public Health in Australia

Strategies to Improve Public Health in Australia

Australians have one of the best health standards in the world. This information-filled programme looks at how public health strategies have brought this about.
Indigenous Health in Australia

Indigenous Health in Australia

This programme aims to provide an overview of Aboriginal health and provides some reasons why significant differences exist within Australia in terms of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

This programme examines the current state of Indigenous psychological and physical health in Australia. Some relevant reports are cited and their findings are discussed.
Tampa and Beyond

Tampa and Beyond

This programme covers the Tampa incident and related events, the 'Pacific Solution', the 'children overboard' affair and detention centres.
Variations in Health Status

Variations in Health Status

This programme examines the significant impact of income, region, occupation, race and gender on health, the ways in which this manifests and the implications for health.
Jock Young: The Drugtakers

Jock Young: The Drugtakers

Classic Collection

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
Some More Equal Than Others: Inequality in Australia

Some More Equal Than Others: Inequality in Australia

Is Australia really an egalitarian society? Do our tax and welfare systems still operate to keep the income gap between rich and poor from increasing too much? How is wealth distributed? What is the social wage? This programme answers these...Show More
Diversity Rules OK! The Changing Nature of Families

Diversity Rules OK! The Changing Nature of Families

Defining the family in today’s society is not an easy task. This video does make the attempt! In the process we explore various types of families including nuclear, sole parent, blended, same-sex and extended families.
Michelle Stanworth: Gender and Schooling

Michelle Stanworth: Gender and Schooling

Classic Collection

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
Baby Making: The New A.R.T. of Life

Baby Making: The New A.R.T. of Life

This video examines new technologies in reproduction and their social implications. Through personal stories told by young infertile couples, lesbian parents and mothers who use donor sperm or donor eggs, students will realise the ethical...Show More
Sue Sharpe: Just Like a Girl

Sue Sharpe: Just Like a Girl

Classic Collection

In the first part of this programme Sue Sharpe explains how and why her work came to be focused on working class girls, her shift from quantitative to qualitative methods and her use of content analysis. In the second part, she discusses the...Show More
Etiquette, Manners and Rituals With Food

Etiquette, Manners and Rituals With Food

You probably don’t realise it, but when you share a meal with your friends, you are involved in a ritual. Sitting around a table somehow brings us closer together, creates a sense of community. We are not only sharing food but also feelings -...Show More