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Kammen, Glenn D.

Works: 140 works in 231 publications in 1 language and 2,688 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Educational films  History  Short films  Introductions  Popular works  Nonfiction films  Biography  Drama  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Author
Classifications: HM586, 428.34
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Glenn D Kammen
Crossroads Café( Visual )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English as a second language video series that presents six engaging characters and a neighborhood restaurant. The stories portray the humor and drama of the challenges, struggles and victories of everyday life. It features diverse ethnicity, real-world scenarios familiar to many ESL learners, and universal social and cultural issues for family members of all ages. Episode includes (in addition to the story) a short documentary called Culture clips (which explores the social or cultural issues dramatized in the story) and an animated language break called Word play
In God we trust : Religion( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most religions define themselves by their respective rituals and traditions. What is remarkably consistent, however, is the role that virtually all religions play in the lives of their followers. Religion in the United States and its effect on the tapestry of American society - and politics - are the focus of this lesson
Collision Course( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an avowed anti-immigrant extremist plans to speak at a rally, the city grapples with difficult freedom of speech issues. Turning Points Segment: Explores reasons for and patterns of immigration
Family Matters : Family( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional or nuclear family of the 1950s and 1960s is what most of us think of when asked to define "family." But the idea that there is a typical family is perhaps little more than a myth. This lesson considers the diversity of family forms that exist today and cultural shifts that are changing the definition of "family." You will meet the Scott-Chung family and a lesbian couple who discuss their decision to start a family
Earth revealed( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[S]hows the physical and scientific processes that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, this series offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles."--Container
The examined life : introduction to philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers in-depth analysis of the wisdom of the western world. Studies the "great questions" that have intrigued philosophers from antiquity to the present. Using writings of past philosophers and interviews with more than 50 contemporary thinkers, these episodes underscore how these classic questions still reverberate in society today
Ups and downs( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1950s when opportunity reached its peak, the gap between the "haves and have nots" has grown. This lesson looks at social stratification and the dimensions of social inequality that exist in the United States, as seen in the story of an immigrant from Eastern Europe who, along with her family, comes to the U.S. with virtually nothing, and eventually manages to open and operate a successful child care business."
Colors : Race and ethnicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For racial and ethnic minorities, the struggle for recognition and equality is nothing new. Perhaps nowhere is this more visible than in the United States. The polarizing effects of stereotyping, racial prejudice and discrimination, and its impact on generations of Black Americans, are discussed. Learners will also meet the Bazzy family - an Arab-American family in Michigan who must cope with local misconceptions and generalizations about Arab culture in the wake of 9/11
Fitting in( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Humans are born without any culture. For virtually anyone the process of socialization begins with the family and continues through other social agents such as school, peer goups and mass media. The popularity of reality television shows that offer 'extreme makeovers' [of persons] is highlighted in this lesson as an example of the desire to fit in"--Container
Changing Families( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the U.S. family in the 21st century, discussing factors that have affected the family as a social institution, including increasing numbers of women in the labor force, the rise in divorce rates, and development in reproductive technology
Worlds apart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why can one continent be relatively affluent and another mired in poverty? This lesson looks at stratification on a global scale and introduces the ideas of globalization and neo-liberalism. The lesson features Doctors Without Borders -- an organization whose stated aim is to serve populations in need anywhere in the world irrespective of religious, political or social barriers that may exist"--Container
The Role of Gender( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a contemporary look at marriages and families and the choices, changes, and issues that affect individuals, diverse family types, and interpersonal relationships. This lesson focuses on how all of us learn about gender from an early age, and explores some of the ways in which gender-based roles, expectations, and assumptions are changing
Against the grain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conventional wisdom suggests that behavior "outside the norm" can be considered deviant. But can we really define deviant behavior? Programs like Delancey Street Foundation operate "outside the norm" by assisting convicted criminals to become productive members of mainstream society. Differing views on sexuality and violent crime are explored in the lesson, as are some of the moral, religious and psychological factors that play a role in understanding deviant behavior."
Common ground( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Values, beliefs, traditions, language and material goods form the subject of this lesson about the components of culture. Opens and closes with a look at the Amish -- a group whose members in Southeastern Pennsylvania maintain language and other cultural traditions unique to early Germanic settlers to the region. The American values of individual rights and consumerism are also discussed."
The way we live : introduction to sociology( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combines expert interviews and commentary with historic and contemporary footage to provide a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of sociology"--Container
Rise and fall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lesson reviews population, urbanization and the environment from a sociological point of view. While each of these is often analyzed separately, it is the dynamic, constantly shifting interplay among all three that is perhaps most significant. Topics covered include fertility, mortality, migration, population growth, global climate change, and sustainability." As a case study looks at positive and negative effects of the building boom in Fresno, California
Waves of change( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is social change and what are its causes?" This final lesson of the series provides a deeper understanding of both the concepts and the consequences at the heart of social change. As a case study this segment documents how the Winnemen Wintu, a Native American tribe in the Shasta-Trinity Area of Northern California, have been negatively impacted by U.S. Government water and land policies
Learning curves( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The type of education a child can expect to receive may have less to do with the teacher but more to do with socioeconomic status, race and culture. These and other factors make the question of how best to educate American children a complicated one. In this episode you will meet two families who have chosen different approaches to educating their children. The growth in home schooling as an alternative to conventional education is explored."
Truth be told( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sociological research and methodology is often the subject of debate among sociologists. The pursuit of objectivity in sociological research, critical sociology, and the idea of sociology as a science ... each has transformed the way sociologists approach sociological research. This lesson also includes discussion of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and features a segment on sociologist Mitchell Duneier and his research on New York City homeless populations."
All together( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether a small group or a multinational corporation, every organization has its own culture. This lesson looks at organizational behavior and includes discussion around the ideas of Frederick Taylor and "scientific management," corporate culture and the pitfalls of bureaucracy. As we see in the Outward Bound program, every organization has its own unique culture that is likened to the values and norms of the wider society."
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Crossroads Café
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Kammen, Glen

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