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Title: Questions of agency: capacity, subjectivity, spatiality and temporality
Authors: Holloway, Sarah L.
Holt, Louise
Mills, Sarah
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications (© the Author)
Citation: HOLLOWAY, S.L., HOLT, L. and MILLS, S., 2018. Questions of agency: capacity, subjectivity, spatiality and temporality. Progress in Human Geography, doi: 10.1177/0309132518757654
Abstract: Geographies of Children, Youth and Families is flourishing, but its founding conceptions require critical reflection. This paper considers one key conceptual orthodoxy: the notion that children are competent social actors. In a field founded upon liberal notions of agency, we identify a conceptual elision between the benefits of studying agency and the beneficial nature of agency. Embracing post-structuralist feminist challenges, we propose a politically-progressive conceptual framework centred on embodied human agency which emerges within power. We contend this can be achieved though intensive/extensive analyses of space, and a focus on biosocial beings and becomings within dynamic notions of individual/intergenerational time.
Description: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Sponsor: This research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ES/L009315/1; RES-062-23-1073-A; RES-000-22-4095).
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28098
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132518757654
ISSN: 1477-0288
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