Sociology


New! Sandra Day O’Connor: The First 112 min.

For 191 years the U.S. Supreme Court was populated only by men. When Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice in 1981, the announcement dominated the news. A pioneer who both reflected and shaped an era, in her 25 years as justice she was the swing vote in cases about some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues—including race, gender and reproductive rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Muhammad Ali: A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon 480 min.

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who insisted on being himself unconditionally and became an inspiration to people everywhere.

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New! Round Four: The Rent You Pay (1974-2016) 99 min.

Muhammad Ali shocks the world by defeating George Foreman, winning back the heavyweight title and becoming the most famous man on earth. After retiring in 1981, he travels the world spreading his Islamic faith and becomes a symbol of peace.

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New! Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964) 128 min.

Cassius Clay rises from amateur boxer to 1960 Olympic gold medal winner. He turns professional and hones his genius for self-promotion. In 1964, he upsets the heavily favored Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight championship of the world.

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New! Round Three: The Rivalry (1970-1974) 109 min.

Muhammad Ali battles his fiercest rival, Joe Frazier, and the U.S. Government, as he attempts to regain the heavyweight title. He first loses and then defeats Frazier, but to become champion again, he we will have to beat George Foreman.

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New! Round Two: What’s My Name? (1964-1970) 113 min.

Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and adopts the name Muhammad Ali. When he refuses induction into the U.S. Army, he is stripped of his title. After 3 years, Ali triumphantly returns to boxing, but it’s clear that he has lost a step.

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New! Durkheim: Suicide and the Rules 22 min.

In Durkheim’s book The Rules of Sociological Method he explains his key concept of “social facts” and gives language and currency as examples of them. He devotes a whole book – Suicide – as his third example of such. This academic audiobook with sociology professor Garry Potter explains Durkheim's focus upon Suicide as the most counter-intuitive and difficult example to make his case for the soci...

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New! Marx's Capital 27 min.

Designed to make complicated ideas more accessible to undergraduates, this academic audiobook with sociologist Garry Potter briefly explains the key ideas of Marx’s three-volume work Das Kapital.

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New! Marx's Theory of Alienation 23 min.

People are unhappy. Marx’s Theory of Alienation explains why. This academic audiobook with sociology professor Garry Potter, explains how the concept of alienation combines with a kind of theory of human nature — Species Being. Potter explains that it is not a biological theory; rather it is based upon a fundamental feature of the human condition — that we must interact with nature to survive, we...

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New! Postmodernism 24 min.

This academic audiobook with sociology professor Garry Potter explains the central arguments of Weber’s classic work. Potter examines the evolution of religious beliefs for purely doctrinal reasons in forms of Protestantism and their profound effect upon the evolution of attitudes towards work and saving and investment: “the spirit of capitalism.”

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021