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Herbes-Sommers, Christine

Overview
Works: 38 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 4,563 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  Short films  Television mini-series 
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 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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? by California Newsreel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,162 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 522 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 )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 282 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 213 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
Gaining Ground : Building Community on Dudley St.( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 139 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
The difference between us( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 69 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 60 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 37 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 17 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
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
Gaining ground : building community on Dudley Street( Visual )

1 edition 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
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
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
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
Psychopathology ; Psychotherapy by Philip G Zimbardo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 21 defines and explores schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders. Also includes discussions with clinical psychologists who examine various factors that can lead to mental and behavioral disorders. Program 22 describes how theory, research, and practice come together in the treatment of psychological disorders. Also discusses how attitudes toward the mentally ill have been influenced by historical, cultural, and social forces
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collateral damage: "In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss"--Container insert
 
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Alternative Names
Herbes, Christine M.

Sommers, Christine Sommers-

Languages
English (67)