Welcome to Perspectives in Anthropology’s Online Documentary Series. This portion of the website is dedicated to featuring Podcasts, Videocasts and contains a list of links to websites for other films on anthropology. Many of the scholars, intellectuals and featured guests here have made tremendous contributions in their respective fields. Some of the topics covered include politics, history, gender relations, kinship, social conflict, philosophy and linguistics. Of course, this is a work in progress and this list will expand in time.
Aihwah Ong at the UBC Center for Cross Faculty Inquiry – 2008
Slovoj Zizek – The Ideology of Violence – 2008
Claude Lévi-Strauss-The Birth of Historical Societies
Link to Book-Tristes Tropiques
What can we do with Anthropology?
Strangers Abroad Series:
W.H.Rivers-We are all Relatives
Franz Boas-The Shackles of Tradition
Edward Evans-Pritchard-Strange Beliefs
Margaret Mead-The Coming of Age
Michel Foucault – The Lost Interview
Judge Rahima Razai – Interview from Kabul, Afghanistan
Noam Chomsky – The Concept of Language
Ivan Van Sertima – Little Known African Achievements
Clifford Geertz – Interview Part 1
Clifford Geertz – Interview Part 2
Jean and John Camaroff – Interview Part 1
Jean and John Camaroff – Interview Part 2
Mary Douglas – Interview Part 1
Mary Douglas – Interview Part 2
Marshall Sahlins – The Culture of Material Value
Edward Said – Clash of Civilizations
Paul Rabinow-Lecture on Frazer
Keith Hart-Anthropology and Globalisation- Part One
Bronislaw Malinowski Biography-Part One
Link to Book-Argonauts of the Western Pacific
George Marcus-Contemporary Ethnography-Part One
James Clifford-Indigenous Cultural Politics-Part One
Meyer Fortes-Tallensi Divination, Cambridge 1982
What is Anthropology?
Overdose: Next Financial Crisis
Feminism – Controversies, Challenges, Actions
Claudio and Orlando Villas Boas-The Tribe that hides from Man
Frustrated-Black American Men in Brazil
PBS-Wide Angle: Brazil in Black and White
The Motivations to Move and Work Abroad
The Future of Healthcare Reform
Global Warming: Signs and the Science
Trafficking in Human Misery: Case Studies
Forty years in a Himalayan Village
Immigrant America: the High Cost of Deporting Parents
Spillovers of Unconventional Monetary Policy
Big Bucks, Big Pharma (Documentary on the Pharmaceutical Industry)
Brazil’s Middle Class Feels Pain of Recession
The World Tomorrow – Julian Assange & The Cypherpunks
George Marcus – Contemporary Ethnography
Chile Divided: Pinochet’s Social Legacy
The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System
After Brexit: The Battle for Europe
Capitalism is the Crisis: radical politics in the age of austerity
Religion and the Market – are they in conflict?
Religion and the US Political Economy
The Women’s March on Washington DC – 2017
Marshal Sahlins on Anthropology
Crisis & Chaos: Are We Moving Toward World War III?
Daniel Miller presents the results of Why We Post
The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup
Interview: Bill Gates – Cryptocurrencies
Columbine Shooting – RETRO REPORT – New York Times
Social Rebirth – together we can create a better world
Global Financial Crisis
Poisoning of Flint – BBC Documentary
2018 Doyle Symposium: Teaching and Learning for Reconciliation
The Yes Men – Documentary
The Invisible Empire: the KKK and Hate in America
National Geographic: How the Internet has Changed the World – 2017
Violence: An American Tradition
Fighting ISIS: Emmy-Nominated VICE on HBO (Full Episode)
Afghanistan War – 2019
Inside the Iraq War – 2015
The Mueller Report – A PBS News Hour/Frontline Special
Cambridge Analytica Uncovered: Secret filming reveals election tricks
How Corporations Ruined Food (Food Industry Documentary)
License to Farm – Official Documentary
Collapse (2009) – the Documentary
Brazilian Evangelical Christian Movement
How bad is the Crisis in Democracy? | The Economist
South Korea: The Silent Cultural Superpower – BBC Documentary
Coronavirus: how the deadly epidemic sparked a global emergency
Why the Coronavirus Recession is Unlike Any Other
America’s Great Divide – Part 1
The Emergence of a Third Party is Among Us
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Anthropology – Free Documentaries On Line
CosmoLearning – Anthropology
Special thanks to Dr. Alan MacFarlane for many of the films in this series. For more information see: http://www.alanmacfarlane.com
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