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ABS034 - The process of subjectivation and becoming a person

1.1 Social, cultural, linguistic and educational mediation
5:00 PM, Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 (20 minutes)
I built my article on Weiss, E. (2015). Más allá de la socialización y sociabilidad: jóvenes y bachillerato en México [Beyond socialization and sociability: Youth and high school in Mexico],  Educação e Pesquisa, 41(5), 1257-1272. The article presents my line of research that focuses on the double condition of being a student and being young, as well as on the condition of being an adolescent and the son or daughter of a family. I use the findings of this line of research to establish a discussion on two concepts (the concept of socialization prevalent in studies on students, and the concept of sociability prevalent in the field of studies on youth), while proposing a third way: to focus on the concept of subjectivization, understood as values and norms that become appropriated (Chartier, 1991; Rockwell,  2005); a process of reflection (Giddens, 1997), from self on different demands of others and my position (Mead, 1934); a process of emancipation from dominant norms and values (Martuccelli, 2007) and the development of my tastes, interests and capacities (Taylor, 1996) which build the agency to decide (Kierkegaard) and do things (Bruner, 1990). Beyond the article and more recently – while studying processes of school dropout – I consider that we should also recover the old pedagogical concept of educating “persons” understood as beings with rights but also with obligations.
Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituo Politecnico Nacional