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Herbes-Sommers, Christine

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Most widely held works by Christine Herbes-Sommers
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,939 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
Herskovits at the heart of blackness( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who has the authority to define a culture-especially if people from that culture are denied the opportunity to engage in the scholarly discourse of defining themselves? Is there a politics of knowledge? This program examines these questions through a look at the career of pioneering anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits. A son of Jewish immigrants, Herskovits played a decisive role in shaping modern African-American identities. He established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored the seminal Myth of the Negro Past, yet much of his work was criticized by blacks and whites alike. This documentary traces Herskovits' development as a scholar of the shared African-American and Jewish experiences of oppression to his establishment as one of the most controversial intellectuals of the 20th century
The raising of America : early childhood and the future of our nation( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first documentary series to explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable America"--Container
American denial( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his 1944 study of the 'Negro Problem' in America, Gunnar Myrdal posed a simple, disturbing question: How can Americans espouse a belief in liberty, equality and equal opportunity while enabling openly racist Jim Crow practices against black citizens? American Denial uses 'the Myrdal question' to probe and expose the power of denial and unconscious bias in what some have called a 'post-racial' America. The film's narrative cross-cuts between past and present, between Myrdal's investigation --and his own personal struggle with denial-- and 21st century stories of racial injustice that we overlook while insisting on the preeminence of the ideals of liberty, justice and equality. The film's original artwork and photo-montage reenactments brings viewers face-to-face with racist 'stop and frisk' practices, our incarceration crisis, and racially patterned poverty. The film introduces psychological testing that reveals white implicit bias toward African Americans, as well as African American's negative attitudes toward themselves. Historians, psychologists, sociologists and Myrdal's family members offer expert insight, but also share their own personal, unsettling stories. The result is a film that challenges our assumptions about who we are and what we really believe, while illuminating a pattern of racial oppression that we have actively recreated throughout history to the present moment -- while just as actively denying its consequences."--Publisher
Gaining Ground : Building Community on Dudley St.( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 144 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 95 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
The difference between us( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 71 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 63 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in 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 have toppled the concept of biological race. This segment follows a dozen students, including Black athletes and Asian American string players, who sequence and compare their own DNA looking for a "race marker." 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 18 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
Coming of age in aging America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will it mean for all of us to grow up, live and age in a society where half the citizens are over the age of 50? That reality is closer than most of us are willing to imagine. Never in human history have so many lived for so long - and not just in the United States. It is a global phenomenon, ushering a spectacular social transformation. Coming of age in America tells the story of it's dimensions, challenges and opportunities. -- Container
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 5 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science odyssey is a chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Gaining ground : building community on Dudley Street( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 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
Lights breaking : a journal down the byways of genetic engineering( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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
Race the power of an illusion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs that human beings come divided into a few distinct groups. A look at why race is not biologically meaningful yet nonetheless very real
 
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Herbes, Christine M.

Sommers, Christine Sommers-

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English (66)