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Penney, Jane A.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 575 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Educational television programs  Juvenile works  Children's films  Television lectures  Nonfiction television programs  Short films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1997, 301
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Publications about Jane A Penney
Publications by Jane A Penney
Most widely held works by Jane A Penney
Sociological perspectives ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Describes and distinguishes the three major sociological perspectives and explains how these perspectives contribute to a critical understanding of society. It also considers tools and methods for the exploration of social issues
Sociological inquiry ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
This program examines the processes by which sociologists study group behavior and addresses how these processes differ from everyday observations and conclusions. It discusses the importance of empirical research, demonstrates the process of quanititative research, and looks at the mixed method approach to sociological inquiry
Social institutions religion, family and economics ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"Discussing the functions of social institutions in meeting society's needs and goals, this video examines religion, the family, and economic systems."--Insight Media website
Gender ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
In this program, sociologists discuss how social expectations influence the behaviors associated with gender. It explains the difference between sex and gender, defining gender as a cultural phenomenon, and examines gender inequality and gender stratification
Formal organizations and bureaucracy ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
This program examines the processes by which sociologists study group behavior and addresses how these processes differ from everyday observations and conclusions
Social stratification ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
This program defines social stratification, explaining how it refers to a system by which categories of people are ranked in the hierarchy. It also discusses the resources that determine life chances
Social class by Ken Lam( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Explores social class in the United States by focusing on two teenage girls from different classes. Shows how social class is reflected in their lifestyles and how they look at the world, discusses their life chances, and explores whether social stratification is inherently discriminatory
Social action ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Interprets the relationship of social action and social movements to conflicting interests, change, and power
Culture English takes center stage by Joel Peterson( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The export of Western culture has made English a star performer on the world stage. This program discusses the ubiquity of Shakespeare and the King James Bible, explaining their roles in propelling English into preeminence as a language for cross-cultural expression. The success of TV as a medium for disseminating English is also explored, as is the appeal of English in movies and music to audiences in India and Japan. Ebonics as a dialect of American English with mass appeal among teens is also considered. Featured personalities include televangelist Pat Robertson; Moira Goff, of the British Library; fashion mogul Sir Paul Smith; and director Nagesh Kukunoor. (50 minutes)
Exploring society ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
This program discusses the sociology behind gender identity. It discusses how cultural expectations are what defines gender identity and how males and females are expected to behave
Telecourse guide for exploring society : introduction to sociology by Jane A Penney( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Socialization ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Defining socialization and looking at the nature versus nurture debate, this program explains the significance of the socialization process to social development. It examines how the social environment and agencies of socialization contribute to the social construction of self
Exploring society ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Explores sociology by increasing students awareness of social forces, communities and human relationships. Help students understand how socioogy can provide them with a new way of looking at the world. Stories and situations are used to dramatize the human conflicts at the core of all sociological issues -- Containers
Population and urbanization by Ken Harrison( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Discusses population in urban areas. Uses the Houston area to illustrate the concept of the periphal zone model and the components of that model. Commentary is provided by Paul Geisel, Alford Young, Jr., Jerry Wood, Mary Pattillo, Terry Williams, and Bette Woody. The video is divided into segements which include: population; the urban landscape; the suburbs; urban issues; an ever increasing challenge; visual sociology: a mosiac of urban life
Culture ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Interprets the dimensions and significance of culture to society, relating attitude to cultural understanding; and sharing within and between cultures. It defines three major dimensions of culture: ideas, norms and material culture
Exploring society ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Considering the importance of medicine and health care in modern society, this program looks at the changing medical needs of humans throughout history and discusses how society has addressed these needs. It considers the unequal distribution of quality care and addresses current issues of cost and access to care
Communications media and technology ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Featuring commentary from sociologists Raymond Eve, Gordon Fellman, and Mary Virnoche, this video uses real life examples to explain the positive and negative impact of communications media on society
Why sociology? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Why Sociology, lesson 1 of the series Exploring society, is an introductory, college-level Sociology course. Stories and situations are used to dramatize the human conflicts at the core of all sociological issues. The program features interviews with sociologists and other experts who have been chosen for their individual expertise, as well as for the diverse backgrounds, approaches and viewpoints they bring to this production
Social interactions, relationships, and structure ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Sociologists discuss the dynamics of human interactions in society and consider the networks of invisible rules and institutional arrangements that guide social behavior. They identify the four principles of social interactions, show how these principles shape group structure, explain how group leaders are chosen, and discuss the elements of group formation."--Insight-Media website
Social change ( visu )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the inevitability of social change and presents that change as an historical process as well as an on-going process. Examines social changes occurring on different levels of social organization
 
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