Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Functions of the Family

Description: The video features different types of families and discusses the impact that the family structure has on each member of the group. Throughout the video, prominent American sociologists comment and explain the concept of family through a sociological lens.

Video 2: Globalization and Families: Bahira Trask at TEDxWilmington

Description: Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask, a professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, discusses the institution of marriage and how it has evolved in the United States and across the world.


Audio 1: A North Dakota Family Breaks The Silence On Gay Marriage

Description: North Dakota is one of 13 states that still bans same-sex marriage in the United States. Melanie Hoffert was raised in a religious family. She talks about coming out as a lesbian and the conflict that it has brought to her and her family in her community.

Audio 2: To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

Description: For many immigrant men, the expected gender roles in their native country may not align with the gender norms in the United States. The podcast talks about their struggles to conform to American society and the cultural adjustments they must make when they visit home.