Category: Agency Theory

Gender Trouble (Chapter 1) – Butler

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and Subversion of Identity. Hoboken, NJ: Taylor and Francis, 2001. Print. In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler analyzes and critiques the problematic qualities of sex/gender theories that predate her own. Butler begins with a discussion of what constitutes “woman.” Butler argues that the idea of woman is limited or subjugated by the same power structures through…

“The Subject and Power” – Foucault

Foucault, Michel. Power. Ed. James Faubion. New York: The New Press, 1994. Print. In “The Subject and Power” Foucault explains the modes of objectification that turn human beings into subjects. Foucault states, “This form of power that applies itself to immediate everyday life categorizes the individual, marks him by his own individuality, attached him to his own identity, imposes a…

Narrative Theory : Core Concepts & Critical Debates – Herman

Herman, David et al. Narrative Theory: Core Concept and Critical Debates. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 2012. Print. In Narrative Theory: Core Concepts & Critical Debates, Herman argues for approaching narrative through the lens of worldmaking. He states, “worldmaking encompasses the referential dimensions of narrative, its capacity to evoke worlds in which interpreters can, with more or less…