Review Essay: Faltering Forms Go to School. Analysis of the Subject in Connection With Andreas Reckwitz

  • Johannes Twardella Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Keywords: subjectivity, analysis of subjectivity, structuralism, research on teaching


In his book "Subjectivity," Andreas RECKWITZ interprets the work of a series of structuralist and poststructuralist authors in relation to the analysis of subjectivity. In the following article I reconstruct this interpretation and attempt to critically analyze the empirical explanatory power of these authors. An excerpt from the school routine of a German class is used to show how these various "subject-theoretical analysis strategies" may lead to different, interesting, and insightful interpretations. It also becomes clear that the idea of subjectivity, and therefore of education and maturity, cannot be abandoned. Without this idea, the application of pedagogy would be cynical, and the ability to understand it impossible. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs090222


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Author Biography

Johannes Twardella, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Johannes TWARDELLA ist promovierter Soziologe und zurzeit Mitarbeiter am Institut für die Pädagogik der Sekundarstufe am Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaften der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main.