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Title Agency without actors? : new approaches to collective action / edited by Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Birgit Peuker and Michael Schillmeier
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012
book jacket
 Modern History Library  128.4 A265    AVAILABLE    30550100513249
 人文社會聯圖  B105.A35 A455 2012    AVAILABLE    30610020379897
Descript xiv, 217 p. ; 24 cm
Series Routledge advances in sociology ; 58
Routledge advances in sociology ; 58
Note "Agency without Actors? New Approaches to collective Action is rethinking a key issue in social theory and research: the question of agency. The history of sociological thought is deeply intertwined with the discourse of human agency as an effect of social relations. In most recent discussions the role of non-humans gains a substantial impact. Consequently the book asks: Are nonhumans active, do they have agency? And if so: how and in what different ways? The volume offers a critical state-of-the-art debate of internationally and nationally leading scholars within Sociology, Social Anthropology and STS on agency (Latour, Law, Michael, Rammert etc.). It fosters the productive exchange of empirical settings and theoretical views by outlining a wide range of novel accounts that link human and non-human agency. It tries to understand social-technical, political and environmental networks as different forms of agency that produce discrete and identifiable entities like humans, animals, technical artifacts. It also asks how different types of (often conflicting) agency and agents actors are distinguished in practice, how they are maintained and how they interfere with each other"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Agent (Philosophy)
Act (Philosophy)
Events (Philosophy)
Alt Author Passoth, Jan-Hendrik
Peuker, Birgit Maria
Schillmeier, Michael W. J
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