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Series: Society & Culture

Contains over 109 Videos

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
A New Hominin

A New Hominin

About 1.8 million years ago, a new species of Homo appears in East Africa, a species that will exist longer than any other hominin. This lesson focuses on that new species: Homo erectus, the first hominin to leave Africa. In this lesson, you will...Show More
Aboriginal Culture: The Murray Darling

Aboriginal Culture: The Murray Darling

This programme covers the personal history of Aunty Beryl Carmichael, focusing particulary onher childhood, schooling and family life; an oral history of the Barkindji and Nygampaa people including changes to their environment and culture; her...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
Applied Anthropology

Applied Anthropology

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
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
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
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
Bioethics

Bioethics

Perspectives on bioethics are morally and ethically complex. Even greater complexity comes into the question when the views of individuals and institutions are based on religious beliefs. With contributions from a number of religious leaders,...Show More
Biology and Evolution

Biology and Evolution

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
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
Characteristics of Culture

Characteristics of Culture

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
Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum

'Chasing Asylum' exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic...Show More
Cognitive and Language Development

Cognitive and Language Development

Infants’ brains are actively developing with everything they experience. Examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage - tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Explore infant intelligence,...Show More
Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Everyday a toddler's mind is filled with new information. Their vocabulary expands as they correctly name people and objects. They try out, and learn from, cause and effect experiments. Examine how brain cells are structured to connect and retain...Show More
Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. See preschoolers as they start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental...Show More
Communication and Culture

Communication and Culture

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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Economic Systems

Economic Systems

Economic systems are the means by which a society produces, distributes and consumes resources, and are intimately integrated with the other elements of the culture. In this lesson the economic systems of several societies are examined as...Show More