Sociology


New! Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes 96 min.

This HBO Documentary Films presentation highlights the courage and undeniable charisma of boxing legend Muhammad Ali through the unlikely bond he formed over the years with pioneering television host Dick Cavett. An intuitively genius television personality, Ali appeared more than a dozen times on The Dick Cavett Show, where the duo regularly discussed the news of the day, Ali’s latest bouts, and...

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New! Symbolic Interactionism 19 min.

Looking at the theory of symbolic interactionism, this program provides a filmic synopsis of the theories of George Herbert Mead, Herbert Blumer, Charles Horton Cooley, and Irving Goffman. It also suggests a critique of this theoretical perspective in general.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Chefs Marcus and Vivian: A Taste of What’s Next 27 min.

What is America? Chefs and hosts Vivian Howard of Somewhere South and Marcus Samuelsson of No Passport Required set out to answer that question by traveling the country to better understand how American cuisine is defined by immigrant cultures and foodways. While in Los Angeles, the two chefs visit Grand Central Market to meet new friends that contribute to the richness of L.A.’s food scene.

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New! Disruption 55 min.

Host Niall Ferguson focuses on the great network revolution of our time and one that happened 500 years ago – the Protestant Reformation. With the help of experts in network theory and historical precedent, Ferguson untangles important issues including why social media networks polarize us, why some ideas go viral, and why truth itself is at a disadvantage.

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New! Networld War 55 min.

Host Niall Ferguson focuses on the geopolitics of our interconnected world. With lessons from the fight against terrorism in Iraq, Russian attempts to divide Americans through social media and the rise of an internet-powered surveillance state in China, Ferguson shows how our democracies are under threat from forces that exploit and weaponize the social networks we invented.

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New! Niall Ferguson’s Networld 165 min.

In this groundbreaking series hosted by Niall Ferguson and based on his bestselling book "The Square and the Tower", Ferguson visits network theorists, social scientists and data analysts to explore the history of social networks. Ferguson demonstrates how human behavior, disruptive technology and profit can energize ideas and communication, ultimately changing the world.

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New! Winner Takes All 55 min.

By looking at lessons from Victorian telegraph pioneers, Cold War history, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and George Orwell's 1984, host Niall Ferguson tells the story of how a decentralized, not-for-profit worldwide web shape-shifted to become a highly profitable network controlled by a tiny elite selling our attention for billions of dollars to the world's advertisers.

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New! Targeting El Paso 54 min.

FRONTLINE examines how El Paso became Trump's immigration testing ground, and then the target of a white supremacist. Through interviews with border patrol agents, militias, local advocates, and migrants, this is the inside story from the epicenter of the border crisis.

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New! After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News 96 min.

This eye-opening documentary sheds light on the rising phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S. and the real-life threat that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Women of Troy 59 min.

HBO Sports and Ringer Films present an illuminating look at the groundbreaking USC women’s basketball program as they rose to prominence in the 1980s.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020