Subject, subjectivity, subjectivation

Subject, subjectivity, subjectivation

Paola Rebughini State University of Milan, Italy

abstract This article analyses the concept of subject, and its related associated notions of subjectivity and subjectivation. In social sciences the terms subject, individual, agent, person or social actor are often used interchangeably; however, these concepts have different analytical meanings, and each of them is connected to different sociological approaches. Today research is moving towards an idea of subject and subjectivity that takes into account cultural and gender differences, historical and situated processes of subjectivation, complex relationships with techno-scientific tools, contextual capacities of resistance and creativity. 

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