Here we cover human societies and their interactions and transactions. We also include anthropology and demographics. In addition to Marxism, we present other insightful perspectives as well.
Rising Inequality in America
3-part Video Interview with Barabara Ehreneich by Bill Moyers
Foundations of Modern Social Theory
Hobbes, Locke, Smith, Marx, Nietzche, Weber, Durheim
25 Video Lectures by Ivan Syelenyi of Yale University
Alvin Toffler's 'Future Shock'
A one-hour documentary in 5 parts featuring Orson Welles
Beijing University 2005 : Western Philosophy of Social Science
16 lectures by various professors in English with outlines, questions and audio files
Sociology of Religion: Rorty on William James
Leading scholars recently reexamined William James' "The Varieties of Religious Experience" on the centennial of its publication. The late Richard Rorty opines that James' classic work presents clashing definitions of religious experience. Four 10-minute videos
George Herbert Mead and the 'Social Self'
A 30-minute lecture on the seminal ideas of the great American pragmatist, George Herbert Mead, and his revolutionary thinking on social consciousness and society
Poverty in 21st Century America
A 30-minute BBC documentary looking into the extent of poverty in America that has grown out of control, and has become an issue that U.S political parties blame each other for, rather than providing solutions. 40 million Americans are classified as being in poverty. Excellent for starting discussions.
WEB DuBois: Giant of American Sociology
W.E.B. Du Bois: Lessons for the 21st Century. A 75 minute video panel
Speaking: Michael Burawoy, Aldon D. Morris, Patricia Hill Collins, Gerald Horne, Manning Marable
New Social Movements: A Playlist
A dozen short-to-medium length videos presenting the variety of new social movements--Berkeley in the 1960s, the rise of feminism, climate change crises, food production, and many more. Useful as supplements to the subject.
Rage, Resentment and the Populist Right
Video Presentation by Lauren Langman at Chicago's Open University of the Left. 10 parts, about 90 minutes. Langman is a professor of Sociology at Loyola University.