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 Access Here

Foundations of Modern Social Theory

Hobbes, Locke, Smith, Marx, Nietzche, Weber, Durheim 25 Video Lectures by Ivan Syelenyi of Yale University. Access Here

Alvin Toffler’s ‘Future Shock’

A one-hour documentary in 5 parts featuring Orson Welles

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Erich Fromm’s Marxist Sociology 40 Years Later

An introductory essay by Kierian Durkin, along with multiple resources and files

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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. Access Here

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 societyAccess Here

For a brief summary of Mead’s contributions, along with many references and PDFs. go HERE

Poverty in 21st Century America

A series of lectures 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. Access Here

WEB DuBois: Giant of American Sociology

W.E.B. Du Bois: Lessons for the 21st Century. Several videos on his contributions to sociology. Access Here

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. Access Here

USA Demographics TodayA wide range of useful data Access Here

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. Access Here