Gender and Agency: Reconfiguring the Subject in Feminist and Social Theory

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This book reassesses theories of agency and gender identity against the backdrop of changing relations between men and women in contemporary societies. McNay argues that recent thought on the formation of the modern subject offers a one-sided or negative account of agency, which underplays the creative dimension present in the responses of individuals to changing social relations. An understanding of this creative element is central to a theory of autonomous agency, and also to an explanation of the ways in which women and ...

Gender and Agency: Reconfiguring the Subject in Feminist and Social Theory 2000, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745613499

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