A while back I took the liberty of recording on a Dictaphone my first ever lecture. I attached the recording to a video composed of the lecture’s slides. I uploaded it to YouTube and recently it went over 10,000 views. Now I know that the viewcount is seriously flawed – people only have to watch a short period of a video before it counts as a view, but I have noticed in the stats that some people have watched it in its entirety.
As it is my first lecture there are a few ahhs and amms and I say ‘such that’ for some reason way too much – I don’t believe I use the phrase in everyday conversation. Also it was done during cold and flu season there is also the problem of the background coughing, which my Dictaphone picked up way too clearly.
For part 2 I forgot to turn on the voice-recorder but I have been meaning to piece the second part together. Perhaps I’ll sit down over Christmas and get it sorted.
Anyway this is my first time linking to the lecture on this blog. I feel it makes for a useful introduction for newcomers to Bourdieu whose work can so easily remain convoluted and abstract if it’s not grounded in illustrative examples from the world of the everyday: