Skip to main content

Race, Language, and Subjectivation

A Raciolinguistic Perspective on Schooling Experiences in Germany

  • Book
  • © 2023


This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

Table of contents (10 chapters)


About this book

Many school students in Germany are plurilingual and use German and further languages in their daily lives. This use is differently approached and valued. Not only languages spoken, but race, too, plays a role in how language use is addressed in schools. Interviews that were conducted and analyzed with a Grounded Theory approach show that subject positions assigned to students concerning plurilingualism shape how they reflect on experiences in school from a retrospective focus. By turning to a raciolinguistic perspective and drawing on subjectivation theory, the terms used to signify dominantly found re-positionings are ‘raciolinguistic norm’ and  ‘raciolinguistic Other’. The results highlight the necessity of focusing in more detail on how listening positionalities shape language use in society and in schools specifically.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamburg, Germany

    Liesa Rühlmann

About the author

About the author

Liesa Rühlmann is a research assistant at the Faculty of Education at Universität Bielefeld, Germany. Her main research interests include multilingualism, raciolinguistics, racism (critique), subjectivation and pedagogical professionalism. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Race, Language, and Subjectivation

  • Book Subtitle: A Raciolinguistic Perspective on Schooling Experiences in Germany

  • Authors: Liesa Rühlmann

  • Series Title: Pädagogische Professionalität und Migrationsdiskurse

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer VS Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Education and Social Work (German Language)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-43151-8Published: 29 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-43152-5Published: 28 October 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2524-8731

  • Series E-ISSN: 2524-874X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 284

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Education, general, Education, general

Publish with us