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The Stephen Lawrence Case

In this course, Dr Anthony Gunter (The Open University) discusses the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack in London on 22 April 1993, and why the case is considered a watershed moment in the history of race relations in Britain....

4 lectures

0:32:16

Dr Anthony Gunter

Open University

Sociology

Gender and the Domestic Division of Labour

In this course, Dr Vicki Harman (University of Surrey) explores gender and the domestic division of labour. In the first module, we think about classical Sociology, particularly Functionalism, in which domestic labour was both undervalued and...

5 lectures

0:40:10

Dr Vicki Harman

Surrey University

Sociology

The Sociology of Childhood

In this course, Professor Karen Wells (Birkbeck, University of London) explores the sociology of childhood. In the first module, we think about the idea is childhood is socially constructed, before moving on in the second module to consider the...

7 lectures

1:09:18

Prof. Karen Wells

Birkbeck College, London

Sociology

Crime and the Media

In this course, Dr Francesca Menichelli (University of Surrey) explores the relationship between crime and the media. In the first module, we think about depictions of crime in news media and the factors that shape which incidents of crime are...

5 lectures

0:59:24

Dr Francesca Menichelli

Surrey University

Sociology

Black British Feminism and Education

In this course, Professor Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores Black British Feminism, its history and core ideas, and its relationship to the study of education. In the first module, we look at the origins of the Black British...

5 lectures

0:55:13

Prof. Heidi Mirza

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sociology

Education and Gender

In this course, Dr Sam Shields (Newcastle University) explores the ways in which gender shapes educational experiences and attainment. In the first module, we think about how gender has influenced patterns of schooling historically, with a...

5 lectures

0:30:04

Dr Sam Shields

Newcastle University

Sociology

The History of Childhood

In this course, Professor Hugh Cunningham (University of Kent) explores the historical development of childhood from the early modern period to the present. In the first module, we consider Philippe Ariès’ hugely influential insights regarding the...

5 lectures

0:52:42

Prof. Hugh Cunningham

Kent University

Sociology

Émile Durkheim on Religion

In this course, Professor Sondra Hausner (University of Oxford) explores Émile Durkheim’s writings about religion. In the first module, we introduce some key underpinnings of Durkheim’s work, such as his emphasis on the scientific method, his...

4 lectures

0:31:44

Prof. Sondra Hausner

Oxford University

Sociology

Theories of Global Development

In this course, Professor Katie Willis (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores theories of global development. In the first module, we look at development as a contested concept, and at some of the ways it has been defined and measured. In...

6 lectures

1:01:33

Prof. Katie Willis

Royal Holloway, London

Sociology

Family Policy in Britain

In this course, Professor Pat Thane (Birkbeck, University of London) explores family policy in Britain since the 1960s. In the first module, we set the context by thinking about some key features of family life prior to the 1960s. In the second,...

6 lectures

0:43:51

Prof. Pat Thane

Birkbeck College, London

Sociology

Globalisation

In this course, Professor Rafal Soborski (Richmond, The American International University in London) explores key debates around the concept and characteristics of globalisation. In the first module, we consider some notable ways in which...

5 lectures

1:05:21

Prof. Rafal Soborski

Richmond University, London

Sociology

The Family: Marxist and Feminist Theories

In this course, Professor Michèle Barrett (Queen Mary University of London) explores Marxist and Feminist approaches to the family. In the first module, we caution against seeing different sociological approaches, particularly Functionalism,...

5 lectures

0:21:49

Prof. Michèle Barrett

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