Sociology Live!

Sociology Live! is a series of open source videos available on for faculty and students in sociology. Using VideoScribe technology, these videos precisely explain complex sociological theories and concepts and engage both auditory and visual learners. Engaging different types of learning styles is important as students report losing attention in class can be as short as 30 seconds into the class period and up to 10-20 minutes in length. Students report shorter lapses in attention when faculty use non-lecture pedagogy. With each video being six minutes or less they can be easily incorporated into any face-to-face Introduction to Sociology course or embedded online. Discussion questions are included at the end of each video.


AlienationThis video focuses on the concept of alienation and its four different types as described by Karl Marx.  The four different types are:
Alienation from the Product
Alienation from the Process
Alienation from Others
Alienation from Self
Additionally, the video gives a brief explanation of the two social classes as defined by Marx- the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat.  The idea of a bread maker versus working in a bread factory is used to illustrate this idea.  Further explanation of this concept can be found on pages 82-83 in Sociology 2e by OpenStax College.

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