William Edward Burghardt Du Bois channel (Academic Video Online)
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( doo-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor.
Fanon hier, aujourd'hui (streaming, Academic Video Online)
Who was Franz Fanon and what is his legacy today? Documentarian Hassane Mezine gives voice to the men and women who knew the “flint warrior”. Fanon died in December 1961 but his work ignited revolutionary fields throughout the world. The film takes the viewer on a journey from homeland to the hubs of political and social struggles passing through the land where Fanon rests. In the North and South of the world, activists speak of their struggle.
The History of Sociology (streaming, Academic Video Online)
This program traces the history of sociology through the works of such figures as Comte, Marx, Weber, and Mead. It covers major sociological movements and features leading sociologists discussing contemporary social challenges.
Crash Course Sociology: Major Sociological Paradigms (Streaming, Academic Video Online)
Introduction to paradigms in sociology, structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism.
Crash Course Sociology: Émile Durkheim on Suicide & Society (streaming, Academic Video Online)
Now that we’ve talked a little bit about how sociology works, it’s time to start exploring some of the ideas of the discipline’s founders. First up: Émile Durkheim. We’ll explain the concept of social facts and how Durkheim framed sociology as a science. We’ll introduce the idea of common consciousness and how Durkheim believed it binds society together. We’ll also talk about Durkheim’s studies on suicide and how he applied his concepts to a specific social problem.
Crash Course Sociology: Max Weber & Modernity (Streaming, Academic Video Online)
We are wrapping up our overview of sociology’s core frameworks and founding theorists with a look Max Weber and his understanding of the modern world. We’ll explore rationalization and the transition from traditional to modern society. We’ll also discuss bureaucracy, legitimacy, and social stratification in the modern state. Finally, we’ll see why Weber was so worried about the modern world.
Crash Course Sociology: Karl Marx & Conflict Theory (Streaming, Academic Video Online)
Today we’ll continue to explore sociology’s founding theorists with a look at Karl Marx and his idea of historical materialism. We’ll discuss modes of production, their development, and how they fit into Marx’s overall theory of historical development, along with class struggle and revolution. We’ll also discuss how Marx’s ideas gave rise to Gramsci’s idea of hegemony, and to conflict theories more generally.
Crash Course Sociology: Dubois & Race Conflict (Streaming, Academic Video Online)
We’re continuing our exploration of conflict theories with W.E.B. Dubois, who is one of the founders of sociological thought more broadly and the founder of race-conflict theory. We’ll discuss shifting ideas about race, Dubois’ idea of ‘double-consciousness’, and the modern day field of racial identity. We’ll explore the idea racial formation and discuss Dubois’ survey of African Americans in Philadelphia to look at how economic, political, and social structures affect how we perceive different races – and vice versa.