Subject or Subjectivation?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 45 (Main Building)
RC35 Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (host committee)

Language: English

Foucault’s introduction of the analysis of subjectivation processes has radically challenged the formerly dominant German verstehende approach of the human subject. On the one hand, in an era when differences, chance, choice and agency became key terms of social analysis, Foucault’s intervention has reorientated sociology toward an understanding of how society shapes action. On the other hand, according to Foucault’s analysis the formerly assumed creatively “meaning-constituting” individual subject (A. Schutz) seems to have got lost. Should sociology abandon its classic view of the “subject” or should the latter be revived?
Session Organizer:
Frank WELZ, Innsbruck University, Austria
Frank WELZ, Innsbruck University, Austria
Rediscovering the «Subject» in Post-Foucauldian Era of Conceptualization
Vyacheslav KOMBAROV, Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of Russian Academy of Science (Siberian Branch), Russia
The Futures That Subjects Could Want
Jan SPURK, LASCO-IMT (Paris), Universite Paris Descartes, France