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Society & Culture

Contains 93 Videos

Space, Place, and Windows

Space, Place, and Windows

Social Theory and Crime

This short film introduces environmental criminology—the idea that social spaces are more than just a simple background to our behaviour. It covers Zimbardo's 'Anonymity of Place' experiment, broken windows, zero tolerance policing, Giuliani...Show More
Strain Theory

Strain Theory

Social Theory and Crime

This clip explores both the historical and contemporary relevance of strain theory to our understanding of the relationship between crime and consumption. The film covers Merton’s strain theory, Venkatesh's Gang Leader for A Day, the strengths...Show More
Labelling Theory

Labelling Theory

Social Theory and Crime

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
Part 7: Situational Crime Prevention

Part 7: Situational Crime Prevention

Sociology Short Cuts: Crime and Deviance

In this video, sociologist Kate Painter explains how some forms of crime can be effectively managed through the control of physical space. The video uses Painter and Farrinfton's seminal Stoke-on-Trent street-lighting study to demonstrate the...Show More
Part 5: Policing the Night

Part 5: Policing the Night

Sociology Short Cuts: Crime and Deviance

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
Part 1: Moral Panics

Part 1: Moral Panics

Sociology Short Cuts: Crime and Deviance

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 6: Hate Crime

Part 6: Hate Crime

Sociology Short Cuts: Crime and Deviance

Hate crime is being brought into increasingly-sharp relief with the widespread emergence of new social media. In this introductory video Neil Chakraborti, a leading researcher in this area, takes you through the main ideas you need to grasp in...Show More
Part 4: Gender and Crime

Part 4: Gender and Crime

Sociology Short Cuts: Crime and Deviance

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 2: Functions of Crime

Part 2: Functions of Crime

Sociology Short Cuts: Crime and Deviance

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

Sociology Short Cuts: Crime and Deviance

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
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
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
Health Risks to the World's Young

Health Risks to the World's Young

The ‘Convention on the Human Rights of Children’, which asserts the fundamental right of children to be free from discrimination and disadvantage, is the single most ratified human rights treaty in history. Yet to this day there are still many...Show More
Our National Identity

Our National Identity

Australia has evolved from a nation of true Britons into an inclusive multicultural society made up of people from many different origins. This Australian-made, primary curriculum fit programme explores the history of Australia's identity, and...Show More
Strategies to Promote the Health of Individuals

Strategies to Promote the Health of Individuals

In Australia, we're well educated about health risks yet our government spends millions each year treating preventable diseases. This programme provides a detailed overview of health promotion in today's society. The Ottawa Charter Framework for...Show More
Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes

Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes

The moment someone declares, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" the biological make up of that child isn't the only thing established - a process of gendering begins and continues throughout that person's life. One aspect of that process is how we...Show More
Women's Rights: Raising the Glass Ceiling

Women's Rights: Raising the Glass Ceiling

Global Issues Series

The term 'women's rights' refers to the freedoms and entitlements of women across the globe. On many levels, women today can do anything men can do. From politics to law, business to government, there are many examples of women successfully...Show More
Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

Classic Collection

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
Economic Systems

Economic Systems

Anthropology: The Four Fields

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
Homo Sapiens and the Upper Paleolithic

Homo Sapiens and the Upper Paleolithic

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This lesson details the technological, artistic, and geographic expansion of the Cro-Magnons, the anatomically modern humans of Europe during the Upper Paleolithic era. The video details some of the major innovations, such as blade technique in...Show More
The Arts

The Arts

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This video lesson focuses on visual, verbal and musical art forms. Since art is created in response to social. religious, political, economic, and aesthetic stimuli, anthropologists use it as a guide to understanding the values and ideals of...Show More
A New Hominin

A New Hominin

Anthropology: The Four Fields

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
Primate Behaviour

Primate Behaviour

This lesson tackles why we study the behaviour of nonhuman primates and how their behaviour patterns can be related to human behaviour and evolution. Experts discuss their field study experiences and what they learned about the behaviour of their...Show More
Religion and Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The programme opens with a general discussion of the anthropological definition of religion contrasted with spirituality. This is followed by a close up view of some of the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam and Tibetan Buddhism, through...Show More
The First Bipeds

The First Bipeds

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The key trait that makes a hominoid a hominin is evidence for bipedalism. In this video experts discuss the physical changes that must occur for the transition to bipedalism including the more forward positioning of the foramen magnum, the large...Show More