Agency within Structures and Warranted Resistance: Response to Commentators

  title={Agency within Structures and Warranted Resistance: Response to Commentators},
  author={S. Haslanger},
I am honoured and humbled by the wonderful comments on my paper [Haslanger 2020]. The paper was my attempt to synthesize a wide range of ideas from different traditions in order to reframe some que... 
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  • W. Sewell
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1992
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