Published on Feb 28, 2013
From movies and TV shows to songs on the radio, there have been fewer opportunities in traditional media for Asian-American entertainers. But the Internet, especially YouTube, has changed that. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles, a place that has seen an explosion of Asian-American YouTube celebrities.
Posted in American culture, Asian Americans, BIAS, celebrity, COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, discrimination, MEDIA, networks, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, social construction, social mobility, SOCIOLOGY, subculture, symbolic interactionism, telecommunications, urban, US Ethnic Groups | Leave a Comment »
Published on Feb 22, 2013
February is Black History Month in the United States. It draws attention and pays tribute to people, organizations and events that have shaped the history of African Americans and their contributions to American society. VOA’s Chris Simkins reports on a black women’s organization that has fought for civil rights and has made a difference in the lives of many for more than a century.
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Technology helps subsistence farmers solve issues with livestock diseases and keep track of market prices.
Published on Feb 16, 2013
Africa has the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market in the world.
Posted in AFRICA, agriculture, BUSINESS, capitalism, COMMUNICATION, development, Eastern Africa, ECONOMICS, food security, globalization, Internet, marketing, microeconomics, NATURAL RESOURCES, networks, poverty, rural, SOCIAL CHANGE, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, TECHNOLOGY, telecommunications, Uganda | Leave a Comment »
Spotlight on a Young Polygamist Family
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Lisa visits Isaiah and his two wives to determine if what she sees in this young and modern family’s daily lifestyle will change any of the preconceived notions we have about polygamy.
Deleted Scenes: Housewife to Sister-wives
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Lisa Ling visits Joanne’s birthing center in Centennial Park, where she discovers the unexpected gains – and losses – of being born in polygamy…
Deleted Scenes: Teresa’s Divine Revelation
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Teresa tells Lisa Ling what it’s like to find out you’re spiritually contracted to marry someone…who already has a family.
The Story Continues: Modern Polygamy
Uploaded on Dec 5, 2011
Find out what has happened since Lisa Ling and the Our America cameras visited polygamist families in Centennial Park, Arizona.
Dr. Drew – Lisa Ling – Inside polygamist compound
Published on Dec 3, 2012
On Thursday night, Dr. Drew was joined by journalist Lisa Ling who was invited into the “Centennial Park” polygamist compound, with cameras, to talk with their leaders and families.Her special “Our America with Lisa Ling, Modern Polygamy” airs on OWN this Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET.In this clip, watch as Dr. Drew examines a group that claims they have nothing in common with the Warren Jeffs’ community with respect to forced marriages and men having sex with underage girls.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, anthropology, children, community, CULTURE, DEMOGRAPHY, DEVIANCE, FAMILY, femininity, feminism, fertility, GENDER, gender roles, generations, HEALTH, health care, housework, housing, marriage, masculinity, microeconomics, networks, polygamy, population, RELIGION, SOCIALIZATION, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, stigma, subculture, United States, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Published on Aug 18, 2011
In prison, every day is a fight for survival. An inmate’s most important weapon might not be a shank, but a gang membership.
Meet a powerful member of the Aryan Brotherhood — and he’ll do anything to keep his reputation.
Posted in African Americans, bullying, conflict theory, corrections, CRIMINOLOGY, DEVIANCE, documentary, drug crime, drugs, ECONOMICS, gangs, hate, Latino Americans, law enforcement, networks, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, skin color, US Ethnic Groups, violence, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on Apr 4, 2011
http://www.ted.com In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, “Sleep,” with a video choir of 2,052.
Uploaded by EricWhitacresVrtlChr on Mar 21, 2010
COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY:
TEXT BY: Charles Anthony Silvestri
Representing 12 Countries:
United States of America
The 2011 Virtual Choir video features 2052 performances of ‘Sleep’ from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011. http://virtualchoir.org
Composed and Conducted by Eric Whitacre
Poetry by Charles Anthony Silvestri
Directed by rehabstudio/Cake
Design and Animation by Thiago Maia, David Pocull and Sebastian Baptista
Produced by Christophe Taddei
Audio produced by Floating Earth
Music published by Walton Music
Virtual Choir 2.0 managed by Tony Piper
Eric Whitacre managed by Claire L…
Published on Apr 2, 2012 by EricWhitacresVrtlChr
Posted in !MUSIC VIDEOS, art, COMMUNICATION, community, computer science, CULTURE, globalization, Internet, meaning, MEDIA, music, networks, SOCIAL CHANGE, social construction, social media, SOCIOLOGY, symbolic interactionism, TECHNOLOGY, telecommunications, theory | Leave a Comment »
Published on Oct 26, 2012 by linktv
Girls education activist Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by the Taliban earlier this month in Pakistan in an attempt to scare people away from supporting her cause. Contributor Wajahat Khan reports from Islamabad on how Pakistani social media erupted in several narratives around her story.
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Published on Sep 15, 2012 by VOAvideo
As public health leaders try to curtail smoking among adults, new data show the problem starts young. Popular students in middle school and high school have a higher risk of smoking than other children, according to a series of studies conducted over 10 years. Elizabeth Lee has more details from Los Angeles.
Posted in adolescence, cigarettes, COMMUNICATION, DEVIANCE, drugs, HEALTH, meaning, morbidity, networks, PSYCHOLOGY, RESEARCH METHODS, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, stigma, symbolic interactionism | Leave a Comment »
Quotes sociology professor Todd Gitlin, Columbia University
Published on Sep 12, 2012 by VOAvideo
September 17 marks one year since the “Occupy Wall Street” movement emerged in New York City – with a long series of demands, but no specific program to realize any of them. VOA correspondent Peter Fedynsky examines the first year of this leaderless movement.
Posted in collective action, COMMUNICATION, conflict theory, CULTURE, ECONOMICS, elites, HISTORY, inequality, networks, POLITICAL SCIENCE, poverty, recession, SOCIAL CHANGE, social class, social media, social movements, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, symbolic interactionism, telecommunications, THEORY | Leave a Comment »
Published on Apr 21, 2012 by EconomistMagazine
QUIRKY AND SHAPEWAYS are putting the tools of manufacturing into the hands of the masses using 3D printers and social networks. New products, designs and fortunes will follow
The release this month by a U.S.-non-profit organization of an Internet video denouncing a Ugandan rebel leader is creating a worldwide conversation and shaking up the world of advocacy.
Posted in abuse, AFRICA, collective action, conflict theory, CRIMINOLOGY, CULTURE, exploitation, globalization, inequality, Internet, MEDIA, mortality, networks, propaganda, PSA, slavery, SOCIAL CHANGE, social media, social movements, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, Uganda, violence | Leave a Comment »
If this film was designed to stimulate thought, it succeeds. We follow the lives of three small town high school buddies; “Gil Ames” who is rich and happy; “Dave Benton” who is poor and doomed; and “Ted Eastwood,” who is middle class and doomed. Gil is sent to an Ivy League school (where he meets “men of his own kind”), returns home wearing a bow tie, and takes over his father’s very profitable business. Dave gets married, has lots of kids, and winds up working in a gas station. Ted wants to be an artist, but he falls in love with “Mary” and becomes a white collar bookkeeper.
Mary, however, wants a man with a bigger bank account, so she dumps Ted, who then decides to move to Manhattan and “make something” of himself. After many years of hard work as an advertising artist and art director, Ted lands a painfully dull white collar job in an advertising agency and gets to play golf with rich men. This is “vertical mobility,” the narrator explains, “particularly characteristic of the United States.” Ted returns home wearing a snappy hat, but Mary has married Gil, and both really don’t want anything to do with him.
This film was produced to explain basic concepts of sociology, but ends up presenting a rather dark view of social class and mobility in America.
Producer: Knickerbocker Productions
Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.
Posted in American culture, BUSINESS, capitalism, COMMUNICATION, community, CULTURE, DEMOGRAPHY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION, generations, GEOGRAPHY, inequality, labor, MEDIA, migration, networks, norms, poverty, propaganda, PSA, rural, schools, SOCIAL CHANGE, social class, social mobility, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, structural functionalism, THEORY, urban, work | Leave a Comment »
Research over the past several years shows that heavy users of social media tend to be less happy than non-users. But a new academic study now suggests that social media tools like Facebook can also affect how we perceive the happiness of others. VOA’s Mana Rabiee has more.
Posted in COMMUNICATION, community, Internet, mental health, networks, PSYCHOLOGY, social construction, social media, SOCIOLOGY, symbolic interactionism, TECHNOLOGY, telecommunications | Leave a Comment »
Researchers conducting the Friendster excavation say the site has been deserted since the year 2005 A.D.
Peer pressure to ding-dong-ditch. (I know, shocking.)
An engaging, true-to-life, two-part series that captures boys in some typical, and often difficult, “what now” moments.
Video text: “Boy, it’s not easy being one.”