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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 549–562.
Published: 01 July 2012
... with the political praxis that might enable us to move beyond the limits of our discourse—or the articulation of what particular agency we have beyond unmasking fear as a political problem with serious consequences. Indeed, such concerns align these authors with a more general effort to think agency and historical...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1995) 94 (2): 481–507.
Published: 01 April 1995
...Michel Callon; John Law Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Michel Calion and John Law Agency and the Hybrid Collectif ^Zould non-humans ever be agents? That is the topic of this paper. It s a hot topic. One that exercises philosophers, sociobiologists, and theologians...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1995) 94 (2): 475–480.
Published: 01 April 1995
...Andrew Pickering Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Andrew Pickering Explanation, Agency, and Metaphysics: A Reply to Owen Flanagan I am grateful to Owen Flanagan for his thoughtful comments, and am glad to have the occasion to amplify and clarify some im­ portant general points...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1936) 35 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 April 1936
...Earl E. Muntz Copyright © 1936 by Duke University Press 1936 THE NEWSPAPER AS AN EDUCATIONAL AGENCY EARL E. MUNTZ FAR OUTRANKING all other sources of informal educa­ tion stands the modern newspaper. Its historical and basic function has always been the collection of general in­ formation...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1974) 73 (3): 377–387.
Published: 01 July 1974
...Paul C. Rodgers, Jr. Motive, Agency, and Act in James s The Aspern Papers Paul C. Rodgers, Jr. I In his notebook entry for January 12, 1887, Henry James recorded an anecdote that gave rise soon afterward to the plot of The Aspern Papers. The anecdote spoke of the aged Claire Clairmont, Byron s...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2024) 123 (2): 231–254.
Published: 01 April 2024
... understandings of political agency. Recent work in Black studies offers significant ways of understanding how subaltern actors improvise and forge unfamiliar forms of agency in times of brutal constraint. With reference to this work, the article argues that understanding crisis not only as an “object” of study...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2011
... been accustomed to think about using the concept of “agency.” Theory now has moved slightly beyond this concept; yet a penumbra of anxiety about agency colors the reception of contemporary theory. A more direct questioning, not of the state of theories of agency exactly, but of the role of their ghosts...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (4): 697–712.
Published: 01 October 2023
... limit the SP's tactical uses of these platforms, the SP's agency to use these to try to make history in digital conditions not of its own choosing is significant. This article argues that the SP's tactical use of social media platforms exists between structure and agency, at the interface of top‐down...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (1): 197–217.
Published: 01 January 2009
... in response to the problem of sovereign agency in the early modern era. Such relations among sovereignty, law, and the aesthetic are a function of the equivocal transition between an organic concept of the body politic and the emergence of a bourgeois domestic sphere, the ambiguous historical moment...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 663–669.
Published: 01 July 2021
... that support their daily survival. To open space for maneuver within nation-state borders, runaway migrant workers utilize their agency and negotiate state and nonstate structures such as recruitment companies, NGOs and civil society organizations, migrant communities, illegal agency services, and taxi drivers...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 January 2023
... children and grandchildren. They argue that, while this emphasis has successfully catalyzed public agency, this agency remains socially narrow, as emergency thinking subordinates the political time central to inclusive movement building, while the personalization of intergenerational concern risks...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 863–872.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Scott Warren No More Deaths provides humanitarian aid across several different public land jurisdictions, from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to the National Park Service, to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Each of these public lands agencies partners with the US Border Patrol in doing...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (2): 289–316.
Published: 01 April 2012
... markets and financial work. Theoretically, we fashion a more social account by developing a notion of performativity that does away with the (now conventional) opposition between the objective structure of the market and the subjective agency of its participant. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (1): 69–81.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and movements are doing with food and argues that it makes sense to interpret some of those gastronomic functions with religious analyses. Insofar as food movements attempt to reckon with changing relations of a postnatural world, or cultivate formations of identity and agency from which to make meaning from...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (3): 625–631.
Published: 01 July 2016
... as a sort of domination without resistance: communal webs invent a number of ways of constraining and transforming such policies, and communal authorities protect families when financial agencies want to extract late fees by dispossessing people of their land or housing. These communal webs have...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 553–571.
Published: 01 July 2021
... women. The author also complicates narratives that link sex work to “survival” and subsequently obfuscate explorations of limited and situated agency among Black women that have significant historical precedent. Julian Kevon Glover Customer Service Representatives: Sex Work among Black Transgender Women...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 670–676.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., and national regulations, and how in turn the refugees assert their agency through resilience and resistance, individually and collectively. A G A I N S T the D A Y Arnab Roy Chowdhury Against Unjust Laws: Civil Society Activism for the Rights of the Stateless Rohingya Boat People in Bangladesh In Myanmar...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (4): 777–794.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., and subsequently the changing networks and hierarchies of the crowd-based economy. We argue for an emerging landscape of multiple networked territories at multiple scales. The logic of visibility-making coordinates the distributed agency of networking by prosumers, platforms, and cultural and political authorities...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (4): 703–713.
Published: 01 October 2021
...—and are increasingly finding broader applications—the article argues that is crucial that research does not lose sight of the role and agency of workers against capital. Jamie.woodcock@googlemail.com Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 platforms algorithmic management workers gig economy...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., their humanity and agency are affirmed through the will to persist and move. Waiting is not a passive state but is rather an embodied state of active stasis , punctuated by movement; both occur in spatiotemporal zones characterized by particular configurations of power. Ethnographic encounters illustrate...