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Herbes-Sommers, Christine

Overview
Works: 36 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 4,186 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  Short films  Educational television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: GN269, 305.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christine Herbes-Sommers
Race the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert
Herskovits at the heart of blackness( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored The Myth of the Negro Past. Rarely seen archival footage, provocative animation, and unique photo montage re-enactments propel the story and interviews from leading scholars of race and culture forward
The raising of America : early childhood and the future of our nation( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first documentary series to explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America."--Container
Gaining ground : building community on Dudley St.( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has stemmed the tide against enormous odds. In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. DSNI was created 25 years ago when the community had been devastated by bank redlining, arson-for-profit and illegal dumping, and has become one of the preeminent models for community-based change. Over the course of two years, we watch a new generation of leaders working to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs and opportunities for young people to one of the city's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods
Discovering psychology by Philip G Zimbardo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Discovering Psychology telecourse and educational video series first premiered in 1990 as a visual resource for teaching introductory psychology. The 26 programs review the history of the field, including the work of early and contemporary theorists, practitioners, and researchers, illustrating their work with footage of classic experiments and modern studies. They tell the story of psychology through demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation all based on extensive investigation and superior scholarship. The updated edition, released in 2001, highlights major new developments in the field, and new areas of inquiry by the leading researchers. Leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body
American denial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container
The difference between us( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode one follows students who sequence and compare their own DNA looking for a "race marker." It also looks at the history of racism in the U.S., the advent of stereotypes based on physical attributes attributed to races and somatotypes with particular reference to African Americans
A Biography of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This series] presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts for you to memorize, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians ... present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives. Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history -- how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives."--Www.learner.org
The difference between us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviours towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode one follows students who sequence and compare their own DNA looking for a "race marker." It also looks at the history of racism in the U.S., the advent of stereotypes based on physical attributes attributed to races and somatotypes with particular reference to African Americans
What time is left( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you think about the end of life, which do you fear most: death itself, or debilitation? Burdening your family, or being alone? In What time is left, filmmaker Dakin Henderson brings us into the emotional transformation of his extended family as his two grandmothers navigate their mid-80s
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
A science odyssey. short trips( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science odyssey is a chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
A science odyssey. short trips( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science odyssey is a chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
A science odyssey. short trips( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science odyssey is a chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Lights breaking a journey down the byways of genetic engineering( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: A diverse group of experts in science, medicine, education and social science on a canoe trip through the Dinosaur National Park in Utah and listen to their conversation and insights on the moral and theological implications of the current advances in genetic engineering
In the land of milk and money biotechnology( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bioengineered products, in the form of medical products like blood and plasma, are beginning to appear in all of our lives and will soon find their way into consumers' homes. This program looks at the new technology, its potential for profit, and the social implications of this growing trend
Unnatural causes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What connection exists between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Follow four individuals from different walks of life to see how their position in society affects their health
Psychopathology [and] psychotherapy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one looks at major types of mental illnesses including schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders, along with the major factors that affect them - both biological and psychological. Part two surveys the relationships among theory, research, and practice, and how treatment of psychological disorders has been influenced by historical, cultural, and social forces
A biography of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture series introduces the dynamic process of American history with first-person narratives, photos, film footage, documents, round-table discussions and debates.520
 
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Alternative Names
Herbes, Christine M.

Sommers, Christine Sommers-

Languages
English (70)