Relevant Films and Sources


Relevant Films

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel (Two-disc DVD set, 165 min., PBS Video).
    This film, based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning book by Jared Diamond, explores the global distribution of natural resources as the basis for differences in power across societies.
  • H-2 Worker (68 min., First Run/Icarus Films). 
    This award-winning documentary exposes the exploitation of Jamaican “guest workers” in the Florida sugar industry and provides a jarring illustration of inequality in the distribution of global resources.
  • American Tongues (56 min., Center for New American Media).
    This entertaining film explores language-related attitudes and bias, focusing on regional, ethnic, and social class differences within the United States.
  • Fast Food Women (28 min., Appalshop Films). 
    This documentary examines the lives and working conditions of women who work in fast food restaurants in eastern Kentucky.
  • The Two Nations of Black America (60 min., PBS Video).
    Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates interviews African American scholars about the growing success of Black professionals and the growing distance from inner-city Black communities.
  • Unequal Education (40 min., Films for the Humanities & Sciences).
    Bill Moyers compares the daily school life of two middle school students in New York City to explore issues of inequality.


Relevant Sources

  • Aponte, H. (1994). Bread and spirit: Therapy with the new poor: Diversity of race, culture, and values. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
  • Fukuyama, M., & Sevig, T. (1999). Integrating spirituality into multicultural counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Kliman, J. (1998). Social class as a relationship: Implications for family therapy. In M. McGoldrick (Ed.), Re-visioning family therapy: Race, culture, and gender in clinical practice (pp. 50–61). New York, NY: Guilford Press.