On this view, enkratic rationality is primarily a constitutive requirement on agency: it is a standard internal to agency, that is, a standard that partly spells out what it is to exercise one's agential
Additionally, elements enact agential
cuts in their continuously co-creation of each other (Barad, 2007).
Barad's material-based theory of performativity deals with the agential
world around us and how it unfolds through constant meeting and entanglement of matter and meaning.
Where Tan approaches literature as an agential
and exemplary act of critical resistance to cultural norms, Berlant helps us to see the body as a site where the state's disciplinary techniques register in and through individual actions--which include the composition of imaginative literature.
She covers agency, body: the necessity and dangers of embodied conceptualizations of agency, community: the relationality of agency and relational agential
acts, voice: the textual agential
act of first-person narration.
26) Hegemony (defined both as a structural as well as an agential
concept) is therefore a necessary feature of all modern societies due to the existence of class conflict and the need for social cohesion.
Historically, resistance has been theorized as political, agential
, and active.
Put another way, here Gramsci was writing in the spirit of Marx's German Ideology (which it must be remembered was not published until after Gramsci's death) that a body of ideas had to take into account both the material and cultural forms at the level of agential
action (Marx, 1969).
Our critical revisiting also revealed the agential
nature of the children in their intra-actions with materials, the outdoor environment, each other, and their educators.
A significant implication for outdoor environmental education research is that agential
realism "provides an understanding of the role of human and nonhuman, material and discursive, and natural and cultural factors in scientific and other social-material practices" (p.
Magaly and Lorena find it very rewarding to see that the 2009 Latin American/Latin@ feminisms course served to inspire others to engage with epistemological activism, a term coined by Lorena to refer to activism that focuses on the reclaiming and opening up of spaces for Latin@s, materially and in terms of knowledge production, through the interpellation of Latin@ subjectivities as knowing and agential
Community-based research can write agential
actors back into the narratives and analysis of wide-scale political, economic and social change.