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Society & Culture


Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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In this short animation, students learn how civil rights lawyer, activist and politician Nelson Mandela helped end apartheid in South Africa and brought a divided country together through showing respect for difference. When children learn about...Show More
Participant Observation

Participant Observation

Sociological Methods in Action

Some research questions can only really be studied by sociologists getting out of their offices and interacting directly with the people they want to study. Starting with the famous Chicago school of sociology, this film looks at some classic...Show More
Questionnaires and Interviews

Questionnaires and Interviews

Sociological Methods in Action

How do school students negotiate the pressures to perform well academically alongside the pressure to be popular and cool? Carolyn Jackson combined questionnaires and interviews to research this question and this film uses her study, Lads and...Show More
Case Studies

Case Studies

Sociological Methods in Action

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
The Ethics of Abortion: When Does Life Begin?

The Ethics of Abortion: When Does Life Begin?

The controversies surrounding abortion involve a clash between two fundamental rights: the right of the unborn child, or foetus, and the rights of the mother. This video begins with the storm created by leading case of Roe vs Wade and then...Show More
The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics

The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics

When Vincent Li murdered and then cannibalised 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus heading for Winnipeg, the shock waves ran through Canadian society. But when Li was found unfit to face trial and later released, shock turned to outrage and...Show More
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

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In this short animation, students learn how theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking's innate curiosity resulted him changing humanity's perception of time and space. When children learn about inspirational people who embody...Show More
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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In this short animation, students learn how American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey's unique communication skills helped her succeed in a male-dominated industry and give voice to working people. When children learn about inspirational people who...Show More
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

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In this short animation, students learn how environmental activist Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement and spread her message of economic sustainability and autonomy around the world by thinking globally. When children learn about...Show More
Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

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In this short animation, students learn how American anthropologist Margaret Mead traveled the globe to learn from indigenous people so that humanity could benefit from her intercultural knowledge and pioneering research. When children learn...Show More
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

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In this short animation, students learn how Malala Yousafzai combatted gender inequality in her native Afghanistan by thinking critically and giving voice to the marginalised in her fight to change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Koffi Annan

Koffi Annan

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In this short animation, students learn how Kofi Annan journeyed from Ghanaian schoolboy to Secretary-General of the United Nations, and how his ability to understand global issues helped him change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

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In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

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In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
Overview

Overview

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When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equality, empathy, curiosity and communication, they are inspired to become the change they want to see. In this short overview animation, learn...Show More
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
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
Bioethics

Bioethics

Let's Talk about Religion

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
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