Sociology Lectures

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    Introduction to Sociology - The Sociological Imagination - Part 1

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    The Sociological Imagination: Who We Are and How We Got Here - Part 1--This course provides a sampling of problems and methods used by sociologists, with
    concrete examples from everyday life, history, and contemporary events.

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    Sociology 1 - Lecture 1

    49:01

    Introduction to Sociology

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    Sociology 1 - Lecture 2

    47:42

    Introduction to Sociology

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    Sociology Optional By Vikash Ranjan - Orientation Lecture

    1:49:13

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    Introduction to Sociology Lecture #1

    14:59

    A brief introduction to sociology. Enjoy!

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    Sociological Thinker : Émile Durkheim

    59:02

    This Lecture talks about Émile Durkheim

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    Sociology - Lecture 6: Conformity

    1:2:20

    Social Psychology: Self and Society
    Professor Robb Willer

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    Lord Giddens: Understanding Society - A Sociologists Perspective

    44:34

    CRASSH 'Understanding Society' lectures supported by the Thriplow Charitable Trust

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    Classical sociological theory - Marx, Weber, Durkheim

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    In this lecture, Dr. Tom Rudel overviews three classical sociological theorists – Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He notes that all three are structuralists, but that each identifies a different force that structures economic activity and outcomes. He describes Marx’s focus on the factory as the site of consumption and production, and he notes the contemporary theories of the treadmill of production and world systems as deriving from Marx’s theories. He then summarizes the theories of Weber, who sees the rationalized state as structuring production and consumption, and he highlights ecological modernization and notions of a world society as updates of Weber’s theories. Finally, he discusses Durkheim’s ideas about occupations and the division of labor as structuring economic activity, and notes the theoretical assumption that stability and technological developments are generated by economic specialization.

    More information on the Immersion Program and other lectures can be found here:

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    Sociology Lecture 2 By Vikash Ranjan

    2:19:16

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    Race and Ethnicity lecture used in my intro to sociology class last spring

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    This is a video lecture from class

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    Sociology 150A - Lecture 1: Introduction to Social Psychology

    57:40

    Social Psychology: Self and Society
    Professor Robb Willer

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Green Revolution and its Impact on Rural Areas in India

    15:41

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    Sociology Lecture 3 by Vikash Ranjan

    2:15:19

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    Introduction to Sociology - Culture and Ethnocentrism - Part 1

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    NYU Professor Harvey Molotch--Introduction to Sociology; This course provides a sampling of problems and methods used by sociologists, with concrete examples from everyday life, history, and contemporary events.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Modernity and Enlightenment

    15:10

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    SOC101_Lecture01

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    SOC101 Introduction to Sociology, SOC101_Lecture01

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    Samajshashtra Ka Parichaye Part 1

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    Samajshashtra Ka Parichaye Part 1
    Dr. Deepti Shrivastava
    For Student of Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University ,Bhopal
    B.A. 1st year , Sociology , 1st Paper, Published By -EMPRC, MPBOU

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    sociology class lecture Culture

    8:45

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    Open Session on Art of Answer Writing for Sociology Optional

    1:54:15

    Open Session on Art of Answer Writing for Sociology Optional_28-08-2016

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Subjectivity and Objectivity in Research

    15:40

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Constitution of India

    15:11

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Rural Society in India

    16:03

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Role of Political Parties

    15:03

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    Mod-01 Lec-01 What is sociology?

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    Introductory Sociology by Prof. A.K. Sharma, Department of Humanities and
    Social Sciences,IIT Kanpur.For more details on NPTEL visit

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    Sociology 1 - Lecture 3

    50:29

    Introduction to Sociology

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    SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

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    Chapter 1, Week 1

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Research Methdology in Social Sciences

    14:38

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Types of Data

    16:08

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Advantages and Disadvantages of Types of Research Methods

    17:46

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Westernization and Sanskritization

    14:35

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY Lecture:1 - Introduction, Michael Burawoy

    53:10

    Global Sociology 185

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    Trends in Violence | Emmanuel College Boston | 2011 Lectures

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    February 28, 2011 | Presented by Jack Levin, The Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University in Boston and co-director of the Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University.

    The Sister Marie Augusta Neal, SND Lecture at Emmanuel College, Boston is dedicated to promoting the social justice mission of Emmanuel College. This annual lecture honors one of Emmanuel's most esteemed graduates and faculty members, Sister Marie Augusta Neal, SND '42, who influenced several generations of students and scholars worldwide through her inspirational teaching and her numerous groundbreaking publications on social justice and change, and women in the church.

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    Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

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    If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence.

    Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Medicine, and Sociology at Harvard University

    If you think you're in complete control of your destiny or even your own actions, you're wrong. Every choice you make, every behavior you exhibit, and even every desire you have finds its roots in the social universe. Nicholas Christakis explains why individual actions are inextricably linked to sociological pressures; whether you're absorbing altruism performed by someone you'll never meet or deciding to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, collective phenomena affect every aspect of your life. By the end of the lecture Christakis has revealed a startling new way to understand the world that ranks sociology as one of the most vitally important social sciences.

    The Floating University
    Originally released September 2011.

    Additional Lectures:
    Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell


    Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?)


    Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

    Leon Botstein: Art Now (Aesthetics Across Music, Painting, Architecture, Movies, and More.)


    Tamar Gendler: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Politics and Economics

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    Zygmunt Bauman , Liquid Modernity revisited , Aarhus lectures in sociology , 2013

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    Late modernity (or liquid modernity) is the characterisation of today's highly developed global societies as the continuation (or development) of modernity rather than as an element of the succeeding era known as postmodernity, or the postmodern.

    Introduced as 'liquid' modernity by the Polish-British sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, late modernity is marked by the global capitalist economies with their increasing privatisation of services and by the information revolution.
    Social theorists and sociologists such as Scott Lash, Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman and Anthony Giddens maintain (against postmodernists) that modernization continues into the contemporary era, which is thus better conceived as a radical state of late modernity.[2] On technological and social changes since the 1960s, the concept of late modernity proposes that contemporary societies are a clear continuation of modern institutional transitions and cultural developments. Such authors talk about a reflexive modernization process: in Giddens' words, social practices are constantly examined and reformed in the light of incoming information about those very practices, thus constitutively altering their character.[3] Modernity now tends to be self-referring, instead of being defined largely in opposition to traditionalism, as with classical modernity.

    Anthony Giddens does not dispute that important changes have occurred since high modernity, but he argues that we have not truly abandoned modernity. Rather, the modernity of contemporary society is a developed, radicalized, 'late' modernity—but still modernity, not postmodernity. In such a perspective, postmodernism appears only as a hyper-technological version of modernity

    Zygmunt Bauman, who introduced the idea of liquid modernity, wrote that its characteristics are about the individual, namely increasing feelings of uncertainty and the privatization of ambivalence. It is a kind of chaotic continuation of modernity, where a person can shift from one social position to another in a fluid manner. Nomadism becomes a general trait of the 'liquid modern' man as he flows through his own life like a tourist, changing places, jobs, spouses, values and sometimes more—such as political or sexual orientation—excluding himself from traditional networks of support, while also freeing himself from the restrictions or requirements those networks impose.

    Bauman stressed the new burden of responsibility that fluid modernism placed on the individual—traditional patterns would be replaced by self-chosen ones.[8] Entry into the globalized society was open to anyone with their own stance and the ability to fund it, in a similar way as was the reception of travellers at the old-fashioned caravanserai.[9] The result is a normative mindset with emphasis on shifting rather than on staying—on provisional in lieu of permanent (or 'solid') commitment—which (the new style) can lead a person astray towards a prison of their own existential creation

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    Data Mining - Sociology of Science & Organizations | MconneX | Lectures On-Demand

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    Jason Owen Smith

    The 4th University of Michigan Data Mining Workshop
    Sponsored by Computer Science and Engineering, Yahoo!, and Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure (ORCI)

    Faculty, staff, and graduate students working in the fields of data mining, broadly construed. This workshop will present techniques: models and technologies for statistical data analysis, Web search technology, analysis of user behavior, data visualization, etc. We speak about data-centric applications to problems in all fields, whether it is in the natural sciences, the social sciences, or something else.

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    IAS preparation to Crack the UPSC Examinations : Part 31 - Sociology tips by Neha Jain

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    Guest lecture series.
    Various IAS toppers will explain how they scored high in their optional subjects.

    Link for the blog:
    Tanvi Sundrial's blog (CSE 2010- AIR 6)


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    1) Haralombos


    2)Anthony Giddens


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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Process of Industrialization and Urbanization

    15:21

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Dimensions of Culture

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    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    Sociology Lesson 4- Culture

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson Lecture @ UW 5/12/2011 FULL

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson gives a wonderful lecture at the University of Washington; covering Astronomy, Sociology, and Scientific development in an entertaining lecture.

    NDT Shows up around 7:49

    Please note that this video is for Educational purposes, and as such is posted under terms of Fair Use. It is important that education passes through on all mediums to those who wish to learn - and thank you, the viewer, for seeking to expand your knowledge.

    Another Note: I was not physically present at this lecture. I am not the camera man. The Camera man did what he could to keep NDT on the camera while also paying attention to the slides. Sometimes he didn't catch the slides. If he focused on the slides only, there would be a crop of complainers that they never showed NDT. So before you add to the complaint list about the Camera Man's work, then either stop watching this video, or upload your own - Complaints do nothing but try to show how smart you were that you have something negative to say.

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    Why do you use practical teaching methods in your sociology lectures?

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    Dr. Patrick White discusses why practical teaching methods are important. In this video he gives two examples from his Research Methods module at The University of Leicester to outline how interactive teaching helps students to develop a deeper understanding of the subject.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Understanding Democracy

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    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    Sociology 150A - Lecture 15: Social Identity Theory 2

    1:11:56

    Social Psychology: Self and Society
    Professor Robb Willer

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    Sociology Lesson 1- Introduction to Sociology

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    Discourses of Modernity and Sociology

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    This lecture is by Dr. Subhash Mohapatra . He answered following two questions- a. How modernity is affecting life and society.b. How India is entering into modernity.

    Learning Objectives :

    1. To find relationship between modernity and sociology.

    2. To understand the concept of modernity .

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    Intro to Sociology Week 2: Sociological Research Methods!

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    Learn all of the different kinds of research methods sociologists can use in their own work. Which one will you select for your project?

    Table of Contents:

    00:16 - What's the point?
    00:40 -
    02:22 - The Scientific Method
    02:40 - Good Research Designs
    04:27 - Step 1: Ask a Question
    07:02 - Step 2: Research Existing Sources
    08:34 - Step 3: Formulate a Hypothesis
    09:54 - But then again...
    10:46 - What about the researcher?
    13:39 - Methods!
    14:22 - Surveys
    18:46 - Interviews
    19:49 - Field research
    21:32 - Participant Observation
    23:18 - Ethnography
    25:38 - Case Study
    27:04 - Experiments
    30:11 - Secondary Data Analysis

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Panchayati Raj System

    14:40

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Cultural Change and Cultural Identity

    14:45

    Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

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    Mini Lecture - Social Movements and Protest

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    This video is a mini-lecture by University of Western Ontario Sociology professor, Catherine Corrigall-Brown. In this lecture, we learn about how social movement groups and protest events are covered by the media. We look specifically at Occupy Toronto, Idle No More, and the Oka Crisis to understand how the media portrays protest and protesters and how this shapes our opinions of these movements.

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