Tertiary Catalogue

Anthropology and Sociology

Contains 19 Videos

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
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
Sex and Marriage

Sex and Marriage

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The programme opens with a wedding in Long Bow Village, in China, and effectively shows the diverse nature of weddings from one culture to another emphasising that weddings are rites of passage, full of ritual and symbols that convey and...Show More
Subsistence Systems

Subsistence Systems

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Regardless of the language, the geographic location or the culture, the question being asked is the same "What are we going to eat today?" The difference comes in the answer and the response depends upon the subsistence system used by those...Show More
Social Identity, Personality and Gender

Social Identity, Personality and Gender

Anthropology: The Four Fields

One of the universal questions that people ask is 'Who am I?' The answer is complex and begins with enculturation. Enculturation influences how you think, feel, and behave and it starts at birth. It begins with being given a name. Naming...Show More
Processes of Change

Processes of Change

Anthropology: The Four Fields

At the beginning of the episode "Communication and Culture", anthropologist Leo Chavez comments that culture 'is always transforming itself, always changing. It is always in the process of becoming something else.' Throughout history, cultures...Show More
Premodern Humans

Premodern Humans

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Around 780,000 years ago a new species of Homo appears, perhaps descended from the hominins that lived in Spain and Italy between 900,000 and 800,000 years ago. This time period, called the Middle Pleistocene, is marked by alternations of...Show More
Politics, Power and Violence

Politics, Power and Violence

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This video explores the anthropological concepts of political organisation and social control as practised cross-culturally. It opens with anthropologists Victoria Bernal and Laura Nader discussing the concepts of political organisation, in terms...Show More
Patterns of Variation

Patterns of Variation

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Warning: Contains images of deceased people. The video begins with comments on some instances of ethnic genocide that have occurred in the past in the Sudan, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Nazi Germany during World War II, and relates these occurrences to...Show More
Patterns of Adaptation

Patterns of Adaptation

Anthropology: The Four Fields

How do humans adapt to environmental challenges? In this video, experts explore this question from many angles. The difference between acclimatisation and adaptation is explained. Nina Jablonski explains skin colour function and adaptations...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
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
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
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
From Modernity to Post-Modernity

From Modernity to Post-Modernity

Understanding Sociology

What is meant by a post-modern world and post-modern sociology? Is post-modern theory really offering a new direction for sociology? Or is it just a passing fashion? This programme provides a lively, accessible and balanced introduction to this...Show More
Making Sense of Sociological Theory

Making Sense of Sociological Theory

Understanding Sociology

Why is there so much theory in sociology? Why are there different theories? Can sociological theory be made a little clearer? This programme addresses these questions and explains the role of theory, the distinction between structure and...Show More