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Synonyms for agent

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person who secretly observes others to obtain information

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any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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Those decisions became consequential in how my agential cuts (Barad, 2007) materialized particular boundaries and properties of each element/entity.
The concept of a "hegemonic project" as developed by Bob Jessop (1990) denotes the agential moment of structural change, in which agency transforms pre-existing structures, while simultaneously being enabled and constrained by those structures".
In this way, humans are hegemonic and active beings, with the agential capacity to engage in and with class struggle.
As these various re-storied assemblages emerge, alter, and are re-mixed, posthumanist thinking (Anggard, 2016) points to how the children, as one part of various and shifting assemblages, are agential in their intra-actions with each other, specific materials, the outdoors, cameras, and overhead projections thoughtfully facilitated by the educators.
69) writes: "With her onto-epistemological framework, Karen Barad highlights the multiple relations between matter (as an agential component), research practices, concepts, meaning making, and representations of knowledge in constituting phenomena.
Such research demonstrates a potential for writing agential actors back into the narratives and analysis of wide-scale political, economic and social change.
Rather than disavow claims of agency and autonomy as falsely atomistic and overly rational, feminist theorizing of the social self demonstrates that agential choices are valuable, but "will always be a shared task, one that we do in concert and conversation with others" (Barclay, 2000: 68).
These AFIs demonstrate their relationality in that "it is through specific agential intra-actions that the boundaries and properties of the components [or participants] of phenomena become determinate and that particular embodied concepts [or political projects that they pursue] become meaningful" (Barad 2003: 815).
Despite this tension, within the liminality of online performances, the literal technologies of selfhood--online platforms that afford virtuality, pseudonyms, and multiple identities--create the conditions for a pluralized and agential subjectivation.
Theoretical physicist and feminist philosopher Karen Barad (2007) proposes an agential realist ontology that constitutes the principal theoretical framework of this study.
Intra-active entanglement, which lies at the core of Barad's agential realism and trans-corporeality can be taken as a posthumanist outlook to the novel, which refigures our understanding of non-human beings.
To do this, I will first describe what hope is and does, and how the meaning-making process of actively hoping alongside suffering and struggle can serve as a catalyst in the agential process of moving toward a hoped-for world.
In my agential realist elaboration," she writes, "phenomena are the ontological inseparability/entanglement of intra-acting 'agencies.
9) The chapter reads The Changeling, The Duchess of Malfi, The Honest Whore, Twelfth Night, (and Tim Crouch's I, Malvolio) to argue for madness as producing an always excessive, although sometimes agential, subjectivity.