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Where to Invade Next

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Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South

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A documentary about the struggles of "ordinary plain folks" against injustice, told in their own words, with historical photos and films. The film covers community actions against strip mining in Kentucky, toxic waste dumping in Tennessee, and illiteracy and discrimination in South Carolina. These grassroots movements all gained impetus from the legendary Highlander Folk School in Tennessee, which for over 50 years under the leadership of Myles Horton, has catalyzed communication and social change.
DVD
2011; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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Discovering the Future: The Business of Paradigms

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Futurist Joel Barker explains how to anticipate and deal successfully with change by understanding the power of paradigms, sets of rules and regulations that define boundaries.
VHS
1990; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Rebels: A Journey Underground

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"Presents the historical battle of wills ... between the mainstream and the margin. ... Interviews with many main characters and their supporting cast add depth to our understanding of the role they played in our society's history"--Container.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Women, a True Story

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Reveals the heart, mind, and soul of half of the world's human population--women. In each program, women from around the world tell their personal stories and discuss the burning issues facing all women today.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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The Age of the Nation-States [electronic resource]

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Social reforms softened the brunt of the Industrial Revolution. The great powers banded together to put down revolts, yet competed against each other in acquiring colonies. Weber discusses the effect of national ambitions and alliances in dragging the continent into World War I.
Online
1989
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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Reading the Written Female Body

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Susan Wells, Ph. D. (Professor of English, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) traced from 1970 to the present (2009), the transformation of the popular women's health publication entitled, "Our Bodies, Ourselves," which now also has a website. The editions of this book illustrate movements from ignorance to knowledge; objective to subjective; and the autonomous to communal. Dr. Wells pointed out that women became more active in wanting to understand, accept, and champion their personal health and wellness. "Our Bodies, Ourselves" began with an emphasis on female genitalia/sexual behavior and the reproductive cycle and then encompassed other areas such as menopause and aging in later editions. JoAnn V. Pinkerton, M.D. (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Directo [...]
DVDOnline
2009
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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Myths and Realities of Aging [electronic resource]

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Older people from a cross-section of ethnic and social groups, discuss the psychology of aging and the myths about aging that restrict their freedoms. Indicates that it is common for people who have experienced racial discrimination in their past, to feel like "survivors" as they age. Also indicates that longevity is creating "beanpole" families where people who live beyond 80 are unclear of their role and negative family relationships are prolonged rather than resolved. Defines topics of study for sociologists researching the new society of older, long-lived adults.
Online
1993
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Middletown [electronic resource]: Continuity or Change?

Muncie, Indiana, is known to sociologists as Middletown and, since the 1920s, has been the site of influential studies on the attitudes and beliefs of the American people. In this program, a concise documentary essay on Muncie is followed by a spirited discussion with three distinguished academic sociologists: Alan Wolfe, author of One Nation, After All; Bruce Geelhoed, Director of the Center for Middletown Studies; and sociologist Theodore Caplow. They join moderator Ben Wattenberg to explore the latest research on topical wedge issues and America's ongoing struggle to reconcile once-traditional values with such trends as the improved status of women, suburban sprawl, and a growing permissiveness in society.
Online
1998
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Making Movies That Make Change [electronic resource]

Film producer Jeff Skoll was the first president of eBay and he used his dot-com fortune to found the film house Participant Productions, making movies to inspire social change, including Syriana; Good Night, and Good Luck; Murderball; An Inconvenient Truth; Food Inc.; and The Cove to name but a few. The Skoll Foundation, established in 1999, invests in, connects, and celebrates social entrepreneurs - offering grants to people who build businesses, schools, and services for communities in need. "Someone, at some point, came up with this very bad idea that an ordinary individual couldn't make a difference in the world," Skoll says in this TEDTalk. "I think that's just a horrible thing." In this video, he discusses his film company and the people who've inspired him to do good.
Online
2007
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Diane Sawyer in China Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

China's global influence has grown enormously since the turn of the new century. Now the second-largest economy in the world, its citizens are buying up consumer goods both domestically and from abroad in record numbers. In this collection of 12 ABC News segments, anchor Diane Sawyer travels from Beijing to Shanghai exploring life in the Asian nation and the part the U.S. has played in shaping its economic initiatives. Clip duration ranges from 2 to 5 minutes.
Online
2010
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Suburban America [electronic resource]: Problems & Promise

Filmed in a wide range of suburban and metropolitan areas around the United States, this program presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of American suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social evolution, and its developmental challenges. Viewers are guided through specific issues facing the nation's suburban landscape, including problems in infrastructure, transportation, housing, economic development, environmental sustainability, and community revitalization. Interviews with leading policy experts offer remarkable insight into the grey areas that separate - or connect, depending on one's point of view - America's cities and rural regions.
Online
2011
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Emerging Superpower [electronic resource]: Booming Bangalore

Almost every major bank and electronics company on the globe has an office-or posh, sprawling campus-in Bangalore. How did the city become a world-class business center, and in what ways has its development impacted the people living there? This program looks at the factors contributing to Bangalore's success, the complications of rapid growth, and the impact of a new middle class on a traditional society. With severe traffic jams, limited access to basic utilities, and new demands placed on family life, Bangalore is addressing both social and infrastructure problems so that it can retain the international trade it has attracted.
Online
2009
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Rural Challenges [electronic resource]: Case Studies From South India

India is the planet's biggest producer of over 22 different cash crops, making its agricultural economy the second largest in the world. Why then does most of its rural population live below subsistence level, relying on foreign NGOs for aid? This program looks at reasons why working villagers remain in poverty, including government policies that direct funding away from development and towards the urban business boom. Viewers meet several struggling families and learn how microcredit programs are helping them boost their household income.
Online
2009
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Youthful Populations [electronic resource]: Gambia

Gambians are among the poorest people in the world, and until recently cultural and economic imperatives combined to give them one of the highest birth rates as well. This program uses Gambia to study the impact of a large youthful population on a country's resources. With almost half its citizens under the age of 15 and the population growing, the Gambian government has been hard-pressed to maintain an infrastructure and provide for basic needs. The video highlights successful campaigns to distribute contraception, manage natural resources, and increase educational opportunities for girls, all part of a strategy to ensure a sustainable future for Gambia.
Online
2005
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Enjoy Your Meal! [electronic resource]: How Food Changes the World

Exploring the aisles of a Dutch grocery store, this program clearly demonstrates that globalization has made almost any food item, no matter how exotic or remote, available to the Western consumer. But the film also shows the downside of that new global access, tracing specific foods to their countries of origin and revealing the impact on indigenous communities and ecosystems. Viewers witness the burning of Mehinaku forestland in Brazil in order to cultivate soya crops; the creation of inland shrimp farms in the Philippines at the expense of fragile mangrove habitats; and the mass production of sugar peas, green beans, and other vegetables-made possible by low-wage Kenyan labor. A powerful visual study that is sure to spark further discussions of food security and sustainability.
Online
2010
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Energy Security [electronic resource]: India's Sustainable Solutions

In India a new generation is enjoying the luxury of air conditioning, not just at home, but in the thousands of commercial buildings that have sprung up in the flourishing economy. With its increased energy needs India is now spewing more greenhouse gases than almost every other country-and yet there still isn't enough electricity to meet the demand. This program examines India's energy shortage and the sustainable alternatives being employed to address it. Wind turbines have been effective in Tamil Nadu, and in Karnataka, villagers using fuel made from cow dung find benefits beyond the ecological: their health, finances, and educational opportunities have all improved.
Online
2009
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Population Change [electronic resource]: Migration in the U.K.

Every new migrant has a different story to tell, but most of those stories are based on the desire for a better way of life. Through the experiences of several newcomers and their families, this program explores the history, causes, and impact of migration in the U.K. Viewers meet a former nurse who left West Africa to help support more than 30 family members back home, a Latvian farm worker doing labor-intensive chores that native Britons shunned, and a Kurdish journalist who fled Iran due to the threat of imprisonment. The video looks at the problems faced by the migrants and sheds light on why people would endure so much to earn wages in a foreign land.
Online
2005
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Housing America [electronic resource]: Demographics and Development

As the 21st century unfolds, how are Americans adapting to urgent issues involving sustainable growth, quality of life, and community planning? Segment one of this NewsHour program examines the effect of urban sprawl on Atlanta's population, job and housing markets, the environment, and commuters. Segment two addresses the need for affordable housing in Burlington, Vermont, where the disparity between wages and real estate prices is on the rise. Segment three assesses urban renewal efforts in the old neighborhoods of Philadelphia. And segment four studies an experimental community system in Virginia known as co-housing.
Online
2006; 2002