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Free Online Anthropology Videos and Video Clips

Module by: Carol Laman. E-mail the author

Summary: A list of online videos and video clips for anthropology or cross cultural classes. These can be used for online classes, hybrids, classroom presentations, or outside assignments.

Free Anthropology Videos

Anthropology Video Categories

  1. Mini Lectures on Concepts
  2. Videos Illustrating Concepts
  3. Classic Ethnographies
  4. Current Topics
  5. Sites with Multiple Videos

VIDEOS ILLUSTRATING KEY CONCEPTS

Fieldwork in Ghana (20:00)

Arranged Marriages (5:11)

The Kidnapped Bride (18:31)

Female Circumcision (Toga) (4:59; Africa)

Fear and Optimism in the Countryside (China) and other parts of China in the Red (Frontline) 11 parts, total 112 min

Pastoralists (Norway) 9:56 Frontline

Farmers, Their Animals and the Environment (7:44. This is part 1, other parts accessible from this site. Zimbabwe)

Scrambling to Survive in Shenyang and other parts of China in the Red (Frontline) 11 parts, total 112 min.

Is WalMart Good for America? (60 min. divided into 5 segments) Frontline

Street Kids in Guatemala (10:19)

Infant Sound Discrimination (3:23

Cross Cultural Infant Care (6:16)

Girl's Right of Passage (Apache) (National Geographic; 4:39)

Cross Cultural Marital Counseling (5:31)

Polygamy (Masai) (4:07)

Yanomami Funeral Tradition (5:02)

Race (4:02; genetics; Discovery Channel)

Oil in the Sudan (7:12)

Roma Gypsies 6:20 (prejudice)

Day of the Dead (8:05)

Brazilian family and Cultural Change with Urbanization (10:23)

Down Germantown Avenue (12:12; social stratification)

Ethnography of the Internet: Intimacy (10 min.)

Myth of Modern Violence 19:18 (Pinker lecture)

Anthropological fieldwork; a personal account in Nepal 56:00

Fieldwork in the Himalayas 11:18 Shorter version of MacFarlane’s fieldwork in video above

Trial by Oil 3:07 National Geographic -- Togo

CLASSIC ETHNOGRAPHIES

Strange Beliefs: Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard (52:21) part of Strangers Abroad series

Dead Birds: Primitive Life and Death in the Space Age 1 0f 10 (the other parts can be accessed from this page – each part is 8-9 min.) (Dani people of New Guinea, 1965)

The Nuer (12 min. preview)

A Kalahari Family (trailer 9:14) (John Marshall; changes in the culture over time; oppression)

Spirits of the Rainforest (pt 1 of 7) (4:16; other parts can be accessed from this page; Yanomamis; subtitles

The Feast Preview for full length film (7:12) Yanomamis; Asch and Chagnon)

Ongka's Big Moka (5:12. This is part 1 of 5 – the other parts can be accessed from this page) Kawelka in New Guinea

Pastoralists in India (9:50. This is part 1 of Keepers of Genes. Other parts are can be accessed from this page.)

The Story of a !Kung Woman N!ai. The Cultural Construction of Gender. 6:55

“Bronislaw Malinowski” 57:44

Cricket in the Trobriand Islands 9:51

Coming of Age: Maragaret Mead 52:07 Part of Strangers Abroad series

Tales from the Jungle: Margaret Mead, pt. 1 of 6 10:01 Other parts can be accessed from this page.

Margaret Mead and Samoa: pt. 1 0f 6 9:30 Other parts accessible from this site. With Derek Freeman

Dr. Margaret Mead on Faith Healing 2:28

Tales from the Jungle: Malinowski, pt. 1 9:45 Other 5 parts accessible from this site also.

Tom Harrisson: The Barefoot Anthropologist, pt 1 Other 5 parts accessible from this site also 9:57

Spirits of the rainforest - part 1/7 4:16 Subtitles. Other 6 parts accessible from this site. Yanomami

Himba - Part I - Nomads of Southern Africa - 5:46. Other parts accessible from this site also. Namibian Nomads

Current Topics

Helen Fisher on Romantic Love (23 min.)

Guns, Germs, & Steel (54min. This is part 1, other 2 parts accessible from this site. Jared Diamond)

World Proportions (statistics) 3:21 (If the world were a village of 100)

Did You Know 2 8:20 (Interesting facts about the world)

Did You Know 4.0 (4:45) (More world facts)

Steven Pinker on Human Universals 22:39

Reel Bad Arabs (5:20) (How Hollywood vilifies a people)

Social Impact of Infertility in the Middle East (16:40)

The Concept of Race 1:15:00 Harvard evolutionary geneticist Richard Lewontin

Steven Pinker on the Myth of Violence 19:18

Ethnography of the Internet: Intimacy (10 min.)

Missing Women: Selective Female Infanticide (and abortion) (6:04)

An Anthropologist Talks About YouTube Culture 55:33

Teaching Blogging in Third World Countries 9:55

Honor Killings in Turkey 8:22 (news show)

Escaping Poverty (non-profit Acumen) 7:33

Killing Us Softly (Advertising and Women; 33 min; advocacy video)

The Eyes of Nye on Race pt. 1 9:47 Other parts available from this site also.

Projecting Culture:Perceptions of Arab & American Films 28:33

The Quest for Human Origins (Donald Johanson) 1:29:03

Tracking the Tuareg (10:07) interview with Susan Rasmussen on her research

Border Conflicts and the Maps of the World 18:53

Phil Borges on Endangered Cultures 18:37

Marissa Mayer of Google on Web Culture 9:30 News Interview

Birth Control Promotion in Thailand 7:27

A Walk to Beautiful Nova 52:37 Ethiopia; Seeking Plastic Surgery for Birth Defects

History of Imperialism and Colonialism in Africa 6:56 Discovery Education

Wade Davis on the Worldwide Web of Belief and Ritual 19:15

The Illusion of Skin Color 14:46

The Human Animal - The Hunting Ape (Desmond Morris) 48:26 (2 of 6; others can be accessed from this page – scroll down list on R – from Evolution to “Beyond Survival”)

“Evolution, Culture and Truth” Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology Lecture – Dan Dennett, Tufts U. 57:31

"First contact with a Tribe“ David Attenborough 59:47

The Real Eve (Discovery Channel) 1:31:15

Forensic Anthropology 6:20

Anthropology and Globalization 9:26 Keith Hart Lecture University of London

First Contact (BBC4 Anthropology Season) - Part 1 of 6 Ethnotourism. Other parts accessible from this site. All under 10 min.

Major Sites for Videos on Multiple Topics

http://www.ted.com/   Excellent lectures by leading thinkers & researchers in a variety of fields.

Academic Earth Online Courses from Leading Universities

http://www.youtube.com/uhouston Videos courses on many topics

Annenberg Online Video on Demand (free sign up, then all Annenberg video courses are available) And there are lots of other courses online as well to view – regardless of whether your interests lie in science, history, literature, or any other field.

http://www.films.com/ (Films for Humanities – LOTS of videos clips – most about 5 min. long)

National Geographic Videos

YaleCourses

UC Berkeley Courses Including

PBS Videos PBS shows – some full length, some previews only

MIT Audio/Video Courses

YouTube Educational Videos

Free University in Internet Lots of videos; some have audio/video problems, some subtitles; others are “politically”outdated

And some are very good (i.e. watch first before referring students)

CBS News Videos lots of video clips – most about 5 min. long

http://www.davidsonfilms.com/catalog.htm#ALP (Davidson film clips – some of the above plus others – all 3-4 min.)

 

IME Video Library - University of Wisconsin Innovations in Medical Education (variety of lectures – includes some slides and live action videos – some psyc, soc, cultural topics. University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Science Stage

Frontline

Archaeology Channel

Evolution Videos

BBC News

University of California

Hulu (Nova and others)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Find the YouTube video you want to download

COPY the address of the YouTube video by highlighting the address of the page and pressing CTL-C

Then Go to http://www.zamzar.com

click on URL in step 1

PASTE the address into the box of step 1

Select AVI in step 2

Put your email address in box 3

Click on convert in step 4

Wait for a link to show up in an email that you get.

Short videos may arrive in 5 minutes – Longer ones take hours

When the email shows up – follow directions provided.

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