Agency, beyond strange cultural loops

Johnson, Laurie (2002) Agency, beyond strange cultural loops. M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 5 (4). ISSN 1441-2616


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Drawing on lessons from computing and theories of strange loops, this paper attempts to redefine the notion of agency within the context of cultural production, as a starting point toward solving the agency-structure dilemma in social and cultural theory.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): This article was first published in M/C Journal ( Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Author retains copyright.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Laurence Johnson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:58
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: agency, strange loops, culture, structure, Hofstadter, Geertz, Greenblatt
Fields of Research (FoR): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life

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