Narratives of Agency

Narratives of Agency

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This multidisciplinary collection underlines the importance of understanding the operations of human agency - defined here as the ability to exert power, specifically in resistance to ideological pressure. In particular, the contributors emphasize the historical and cultural conditions that facilitate the production of agency in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures of China, India, and Japan. The contributors argue that traditional Western approaches to the study of these cultures have unduly focused on the pervasive influence of family and clan (China), caste and fatalism (India), and groupism (Japan), reminding us that members of a community have to make personal choices, struggle and interact with others, and confront new challenges, all of which involve intentionality and human agency.... for scandalous occurrences between boys and girls will be as follows: q Third- year boys: Write a self-reflection essay of no less than two thousand characters and do seiza sitting for three hours.3 a€c Third-year girls: Write a self-reflection essayanbsp;...

Title:Narratives of Agency
Author:Wimal Dissanayake
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 1996


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