Video and Multimedia

Audio Resource

Audio 1: Wedding Industrial Complex Bells Are Ringing

Description: This podcast episode discusses the wedding industrial complex in U.S. society, with links to related theory, context, and articles.

Learning Objective: 3.1: Define the component parts of culture, including values, norms, and taboos.

Video Resources

Video 1: Mass media

Description: This video explores mass media through various sociological perspectives.

Learning Objective: 3.5: Apply functionalist and conflict perspectives to the phenomenon of global culture.

Video 2: Violence in Media: A Complicated Relationship

Description: In this Wall Street Journal video, Marshall Crook and Wendy Bounds discuss violence in the media in the wake of the Newtown, CT, school shooting in 2012.

Learning Objective: 3.3: Discuss the relationship between culture and mass media and the debate over mass culture and violence.

Web Resource

Web 1: The Endangered Languages Project

Description: This website is part of a project to document and preserve endangered languages around the world.

Learning Objective: 3.2: Recognize the significance of language in representing culture.