Quite an interesting lecture this morning on sociology – or rather design as a subset of sociology. My lecturer got to talking about French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and his theories of social capital. In terms of social capital there is a split in the working class and the middle class – expectations and norms. I was quite amused to see that I fit into both the examples of the classes that he gave then and there:
I can and am a bit of a snob about the fact that I like art and galleries and sophisticated things of the kind, my aesthetic grimmaces from the designs of glossy tabloids and my family grew up talking intellectual at the table… but despite all my middle class idiosyncracises I think that I’ll always go back to the opinion that the best food is slow cooked.
…yeh okay, it really was a ‘you had to be there and be in my head’ moment…
Sometimes I should really keep the things that amuse me to myself.