https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RDAnpop-UU&feature=youtu.be I used to resort to YouTube a lot when I studied for my exams - but once I reached the University level, YouTube could just not help much anymore. This video is my attempt to untangle Pierre Bourdieu's theory and what exactly he means by "doxa", "habitus" and "symbolic violence", and how this relates … Continue reading Bourdieu’s Fields, Agents Struggles and the Juridical Profession
Luhmann’s Systems Theory
https://youtu.be/csHsaJfuvy4 I used to resort to YouTube a lot when I studied for my exams - but once I reached the University level, YouTube could just not help much anymore. This video is my attempt to untangle Luhmann's Systems Theory, and what exactly he means by "autopoetic", "binary codes" and "structural coupling". This video is … Continue reading Luhmann’s Systems Theory
Habermas and the Law
https://youtu.be/34jbexrvq9o Knowing from my Master's level exams how hard it is to wrap my head around complex theories without the help of YouTube videos, I made this video to fill a gap in YouTube's higher-education repertoire. This video is unscripted. I go through my notes on Habermas, and with a focus on his view of … Continue reading Habermas and the Law
What I Have Learned About The World From Nine Years Of Pulling My Hair (Trichotillomania: A Series)
I suffer from a rather unknown mental illness called "trichotillomania" - what does that mean? Well, I am unable to control certain urges and pull out my own hair. This podcast is an attempt to ask some fundamental questions that have been bothering me: Why do I think people are disgusted by me? Why do I desperately try to hide my pulling? Why do I hate it when people tell me I can learn how to control my pulling? Why do I hope that there is some fundamental biological cause for my pulling? This podcast draws on various topics from anthropology and sociology, but at the same time tries to unpack them in ways that not just academics can understand.
A YouTube Video? By Alena?
Indeed, and there will be more soon! Below is a "trailer" to a longer video on Human Rights I will upload on Monday, the 10th of December, International Human Rights Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbVaB4elYWc&t=42s