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A Conversation With Margaret Mead [electronic resource]: From NBC's Wisdom Series

Providing an intriguing window into cultural anthropology as it was practiced and conceptualized during the mid-20th century, this 1959 NBC interview features renowned researcher Margaret Mead discussing her work with one of her students, William Mitchell. Mead explains her views on what Mitchell describes as the "happy savage" myth, largely dispelling the notion while referencing the idea of cultural ethos - the "emotional tone" of a society - and its variation from group to group. She also deftly articulates (several decades ahead of her time) the manner in which Western development and influences erode the cultural traditions and physical territories of indigenous peoples. Even today, viewers will find Mead's views on polygamy, morality, women's roles, and other topics riveting an [...]
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1959
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Child Prostitution in Thailand [electronic resource]

Thailand's Health System Research Institute estimates that children make up forty percent of all prostitutes in Thailand. The country's sex industry is believed to generate several billion dollars annually. A report from Bangkok examines the sex industry and sexual trafficking of minors in Thailand. Also in this episode, excerpts from the film "Cuba Va," showing the diversity of opinion held by younger Cubans about the Revolution and a look at the impact of American rap and rock and roll on Cuban music. Also featured, an interview with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Rigoberta Menchú who fights for the rights of indigenous people in Guatemala and around the world.
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1994
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Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising explores the dramatic events that launched a worldwide civil rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn, on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before-they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
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2019; 2011