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    The wisdom of sociology: Sam Richards at TEDxLacador


    How can an academic discipline like Sociology be life changing? This talk suggests one way by exploring how sociologists teach us to re-imagine our personal problems and ourselves. In the end, we learn that even in our most private and seemingly isolated moments, we may be more connected to others than we realize.

    His unique ability to connect with students along with his innovative use of technology in the classroom makes Sam Richards a very popular Sociology professor in the United States. Every semester over 750 students at Penn State University take his class on race and ethnic relations, the largest course on this subject in the world. He creates an active learning space where he addresses with humor and courage the very questions that most of us choose to avoid. Sam is also a co-founder of Penn State's World in Conversation Center. Every year, thousands of students from around the world participate in the Center's mission to bring conflict into collaboration through peer-facilitated dialogue.

    About TEDx, x = independently organized event

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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    What is sociology???


    I applied for a PGCE course and I had to make a video explaining to 16 year olds, What is sociology? It would have been better if I'd used a BBC-circa-1948 voice, but I didn't have the guts.

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    Sociology 1 - Lecture 1


    Introduction to Sociology

  • SOCIOLOGY - Max Weber


    Max Weber explained that modern capitalism was born not because of new technology or new financial instruments. What started it all off was religion. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week:
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  • SOCIOLOGY - Émile Durkheim


    Emile Durkheim was a French 19th century sociologist who focused on what modern capitalism does to our minds - and concluded that it might, quite literally, be driving us to an early grave. Please subscribe here:
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  • Sociology Lesson 1- Introduction to Sociology


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    Introduction to Sociology - The Sociological Imagination - Part 1


    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.

  • The Sociology of D&D;, Running the Game #8


    You only have fun if your players have fun. So make a campaign world where they can see themselves or the people they want to be.

    I'm moderating comments for this one because I feel like I've been lucky in the community here thusfar and I kinda don't want to jinx it. Otherwise intelligent people whom we'd all like, sometimes go a little tilt when these subjects are raised.

    And yes, I realize the irony of doing a video like this and posting clips with a Spaniard playing an Arab and a Mexican playing an Arab. Movies are cultural touchstones and occupy a different space than your gaming table. Context is everything.

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    The Sociology of Gossip: Elaine Lui at TEDxVancouver


    Lainey isn't looking to impress anyone, especially celebrities. The ETALK Reporter and scribe of the immensely popular celebrity gossip blog,, does what she does for one reason -- to provide a gossip education to the Canadian public. The Toronto-born, self-proclaimed gossip maven got into the gossip game in a very roundabout way. What started as an email to two friends grew to a website with active followers from around the world. More than one million people now read every month, making it a leading international celebrity news source. Elaine's years of experience in the media, celebrity entertainment and blogging space have helped her shape a fascinating TED talk about gossip and it's critical place within modern pop culture.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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


    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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    Why study a Sociology degree at university?


    Dr Sarah Maltby, lecturer in Sociology at City University London, talks about the relevance of a sociology degree to the workplace and our everyday lives

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    1. Three Founding Sociological Theories


    A brief introduction to the three most classic sociological theories: Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism.

  • SOCIOLOGY - Theodor Adorno


    Theodor Adorno was a thinker who worried about what people get up to in their leisure time. He called Walt Disney the most dangerous man in America – and was very against TV…
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  • CAREERS IN SOCIOLOGY – BA,B.Sc,M.Sc,P.hD,Teacher,Job Opportunities,Salary Package


    CAREERS IN SOCIOLOGY.Go through the career opportunities of SOCIOLOGY, Govt jobs and Employment News channel from – The No.1 job portal for freshers in India. Visit for detailed Career information,Job Opportunities,Education details of SOCIOLOGY.
    Are men and women different? What are the causes to the roots of social evils? Why is a solution to racism the need of the hour? Why dominates social values a respect and status in the society? All these situations count under sociology. However, on a broader stage, sociology deals with the study of human society, their culture, norms, relationships and values on a group level.
    Sociology is a field of study that aims at providing knowledge about the social order, social disorder and the social changes existing in the society. It is an illuminating field that provides insight to people's lives and the matters on an intrapersonal level.
    The knowledge that a sociology student develops through his/ her degree could be used in various fields of interests. Following are a few to name:
    • International aid/development worker
    • Youth worker
    • Social researcher
    • Social worker
    • Advice worker
    • Community development worker
    • Further education lecturer

    A list of places where a brilliant sociology student can use his/ her degrees to the most are:

    • Human resources officer
    • Probation officer
    • Public relations officer
    • Charity fundraiser
    • Housing manager/officer

    Employers in the sociology department get themselves employed in the following areas of interests:

    • education authorities
    • further and higher education
    • Charitable, counseling and voluntary organizations
    • local and central government
    • industry
    • commerce
    • the NHS
    • civil service

    Following is how a CV of a sociology student should look like and must cover all the areas mentioned below:

    • knowledge and understanding of research methods, analysis and statistical techniques
    • developing opinions and new ideas on societal issues
    • relating sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy
    • the ability to understand, scrutinize and re-assess common perceptions of the social world
    • making reasoned arguments
    • appreciating the complexity and diversity of social situations
    • Organizing work and meeting deadlines
    • working collaboratively
    • researching, judging and evaluating complex information
    • applying sociological theory to society's organizations, including schools, hospitals and offices

    A post grad degree in the mentioned subject allows the students to provide an insight to the career mentioned at a broader level. Following are the areas in which a sociology student can attain his/ her master's degree:

    • social work
    • counseling
    • community education
    • teaching
    • law
    • information management

    A list of universities that provide sociology as a subject to master in:

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    City – Aalo , Along (West Siang Dist.) - 791001

    Don Bosco College, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)

    P. B. 191,Jollang village , Itanagar (Papum Pare Dist.) - 791111

    North East Frontier Technical University : Faculty of Arts, Along (Arunachal Pradesh)

    Sibu-Poyi , Along (West Siang Dist.) - 791001

    Himalayan University : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
    Chimpu, Near Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation, Guest House, Gohpur Tinali , Itanagar (Papum Pare Dist.) – 791111

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    Sociological Imagination


    This video is an introduction of C. Wright Mills concept of the sociological imagination. Understanding and being able to exercise the sociological imagination helps us understand the relationship between the individual and society. Mills focuses on the distinction of personal troubles and public issues. For example, exercising is not just a personal behavior but is vastly influenced by society. The example of obesity in the United States is used to help explain this concept. Further examination of the sociological imagination can be found on page 6 in the text Sociology 2e by OpenStax College.

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    Introduction to Sociology Lecture #1


    A brief introduction to sociology. Enjoy!

  • Sociology Lesson 4- Culture


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


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

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    Tanvi Sundrial's blog (CSE 2010- AIR 6)

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  • Sociology Lesson 2- Sociological Perspectives


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    SOCIOLOGY - Alexis De Tocqueville


    Alexis de Tocqueville was a 19th century French aristocrat with some crucial things to tell us about the strengths and weaknesses of that once-new and now widespread political system: democracy. Please subscribe here:
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    How To Write Sociology Essays Part 1


    The first of two screencasts explaining how to write A/S and A Level Sociology essays

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    Intro to Sociology: Stratification!


    Let's learn about how society is divided up into layers, and what kinds of mobility and traits there are within those layers!

    Table of Contents:

    00:00 - Stratification
    00:36 - Social Stratification
    01:39 - Types of Stratification
    03:14 - Systems of Stratification
    04:38 - Systems of Stratification
    06:35 - Systems of Stratification
    07:31 - Status Consistency
    10:46 - Upper Class!
    10:50 - Status Consistency
    12:12 - Upper Class!
    13:57 - Middle Class
    16:41 - Lower Class
    18:00 - Social Mobility
    21:02 - Class Traits

  • 3 Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology


    A brief lecture on 3 theoretical perspectives in sociology: conflict, structural-functionalist, and symbolic interactionist theory.

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    Sociology Strategy with Frameworks to write in-depth Answers


    Why choose Sociology?
    Quick introduction to syllabus.
    What study material to follow?
    Frameworks for writing in-depth answers.

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    Crime and Deviance: A Sociological Perspective


    An examination of some of the basic concepts of crime and deviance as well as some of the major sociological theories which help us to understand crime and deviance.

  • Definitions: Sociology and the Sociological Imagination


    Basic definitions of Sociology and the Sociological Imagination

  • Should I Study Sociology or Psychology?


    Should I study sociology or psychology?

    Are you crazy? Or do you just want to drive yourself crazy trying to make sense of all the other nuts out there?

    What do you mean?

    Psychology has few career options outside of counseling.

    I could get a job as a criminal profiler.

    You watch too much CSI. You'd be more likely to get a job as a negotiator, MBA managerial track position or marketing.

    Psychology has nothing to do with marketing.

    That's only what companies want you to think.

    What do sociologists do?

    They sometimes work in marketing, performing opinion surveys and studying demographic trends of the customer base and its shifting preferences.

    I thought they worked for non-profits studying people and determining public policy.

    It's rather hard to get a decent paying job at a non-profit these days. You might make more money at a think tank.

    Or a senior track position in sociology.

    Fewer than one in four doctoral candidates in the liberal arts get a tenure track teaching position today.

    So much for teaching.

    At least psychology is taught to nurses to better understand patients, police officers to handle criminals, liberal arts majors who want an easy science class and business majors who want to understand what sells other than sex.

    I've heard that companies hire sociologists.

    For marketing, sometimes. But they hire psychologists for things like improving worker productivity by minimizing distractions, reducing stress and finding out what is messing people up.

    You're making it sound like all the good paying positions are in business.

    Marketing requires an understanding of human nature via psychology to improve the odds of a sale. They need an understanding of sociology to market that message to a whole lot of people or manipulate opinion on a large scale.

    Or I could study evolutionary biology.

    That just makes you look stupid at parties to blame everything on evolution except your own failure to find a way to make a living with a liberal arts degree.

  • Ask Dalton Conley: What can I do with a sociology degree?


    Do you have a question that you would like to ask Dalton Conley about sociology? Each week, we will post a response to a question from a student or sociologist. Submit your questions at the You May Ask Yourself Facebook Page.

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    Sociology of Education


    An overview of the sociology of education, outlining the four major theoretical perspectives.

  • Sociology of the Family


    A brief overview of the major theoretical perspectives and how each explains issues related to the family at the macro and micro levels.

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    What is Sociology?


    This video intents to explain what sociology is.

  • The Sociology Revision Song


    A song me and my sociology class wrote for revision in a lesson. Covers Marxists, Functionalists, Interactionalists and Feminists. Written to the tune of 'Superstition' by Stevie Wonder.

    Karl Marx was a Marxist, everything benefits,
    Benefits the bourgeoisie, and all the capitalists.
    Bowles and Gintis, the hidden curriculum,
    A myth of meritocracy, where class is the problem.
    And Bourdieu with Cultural capital,
    And Bernstien, and all his language codes,
    All these Marxists hate it all.

    Durkheim was a functionalist, with social cohesion,
    Norms and values instilled, through the education system.
    Meritocracy was Parsons, the second on our list,
    Everyone has an equal chance, despite gender race and class.
    Last of all we have Role Allocation,
    By Davis and Moore, and that's our functionalists.

    Interactionism is labelling, with self-full filling prophecy,
    Rosenthal and Jacobson, where blacks do easy GCSEs.
    Rist claimed that students were typed, Coz of their parents lives.
    Ball put students into 3 bands, but that was opposed by Hallam and Hurley.
    Finally, Hargreaves said teachers put students through three stages to label them, and that's interactionism.

    Arnot is a sociologist, who is a feminist,
    He believes that education a lists, became polar opposites.
    And then there was Jackson, who had a nice son,
    But the boy was badly labelled, but there was nothing he had done.
    Myhill and Jones, said the system was bones, coz the boys are badly labelled,
    The teachers shout, and the boys chat back, and start throwing tables at them
    Those feminists again.

  • Sociology of Religion – Peter Kivisto


    Source –
    Why is the attitude to religion changing with time? What it depends on with different cultures? Why is religion become a more private matter? These and other questions will be answered by Augustana College Professor of Social Thought, Peter Kivisto.

  • Intro to Sociology Week 2: Sociological Research Methods!


    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

  • What is Sociology?


    An introduction to sociology. I establish what sociology, as the study of society, really means and what a sociological perspective entails. I will define micro and macro-levels of analysis and go over what is meant by historical, social, cultural, geographic and economic contexts and how such contexts are significant to thinking sociologically.

    Twitter: @Jaded_Culture

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  • Founding Fathers of Sociology


    A brief overview of the early contributors to the field of sociology.

  • Charles Tilly interview: new issues in historical sociology


    Part of interview with Charles Tilly by Daniel Little. December 15, 2007 at University of Michigan - Dearborn. Topic:

  • Sociology - Chapter 1


    SlideTalk video created by SlideTalk at

  • Sociology 1 - Lecture 3


    Introduction to Sociology

  • Sociology Research Methods


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    A Successful Sociologist Makes the Familiar Strange


    In this Paradox Animation, Dalton Conley defines the sociological imagination and explains how to think like a sociologist.

  • A Brief History of Sociology


    This video explores the significance of three events to the creation of the field of academic sociology: the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. It also makes connections between these events and the development of conflict theory.

  • Introduction to Sociology: Mass Media


    What is the mass media? What kind of influence does it have on our lives?

  • Sociology Part 7: Social Stratification


    A basic introduction into social classes.

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    Part 1-Sociology: Structural Functionalism
    Part 2-Sociology: Conflict Theory
    Part 3-Sociology: Culture
    Part 4-Sociology: Society
    Part 5-Sociology: Socialization
    Part 6-Sociology: Social Groups
    Part 7-Sociology : Social Stratification

  • Crime & deviance 0002 Paper 2 GCSE Sociology Section B


    Sociology GCSE Paper 2 WJEC Crime & Deviance 2014

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    Visual Sociology: Macro and Micro Perspectives


    For those of you with students who have an attention span of longer than 5 minutes (anyone?) this is the version they're calling the Definitive One (it's actual title is Macro and Micro Perspectives but who am I, a mere autour, to argue with the mighty Wisdom of Crowds?). As you might expect from this it combines Part 1 (macro) and Part 2 (micro) to make what Time Out has called one thrilling rollercoaster of a movie created by a master who is, like, totally at the top of his game. Or something*.

    Anyway, it's a couple of 5-minute vids stitched together under the general rubric (not a word you see everyday) of what Alan Dawe once called The Two Sociologies.

    *Please note: in the interests of accuracy this may or may not be an actual quote from Time Out - and if, by some spooky coincidence, it does turn out to approximate to an actual quote, it has absolutely no connection, living, dead or merely undecided, with this particular video.

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    Sociology families and households


    video on families and households aqa as to help me revise

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


    This is a video lecture from class

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    Introduction to the three major theories in sociology.

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