What Is Agency?1

@article{Emirbayer1998WhatIA,
  title={What Is Agency?1},
  author={Mustafa Emirbayer and Ann Mische},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1998},
  volume={103},
  pages={962 - 1023}
}
This article aims (1) to analytically disaggregate agency into its several component elements (though these are interrelated empirically), (2) to demonstrate the ways in which these agentic dimensions interpenetrate with forms of structure, and (3) to point out the implications of such a conception of agency for empirical research. The authors conceptualize agency as a temporally embedded process of social engagement, informed by the past (in its “iterational” or habitual aspect) but also… 

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