Heimat und Sprache

Überlegungen im Anschluss an Georg Misch

  • Naemi Bremecker Philipps-Universität Marburg


This text seeks to understand the concept of Heimat. I argue that it is not so much Heimat itself that needs to be examined but rather the subject area which in\-cludes objects such as Heimat. I develop this concept with the help of Georg Misch’s analytical tools. Heimat as an object shows itself in a specific form of speech -- „Evozieren“ (to evoke). Objects of evoking speech, like objects of practical knowledge, are subject to specific conditions of knowledge and speech that are tied to the individual experience of the speaker. This insight sheds new light on certain confusions of representational references in the discourses on Heimat.