The agent is the void! From the subjected subject to the subject of action

Rethinking Marxism 17 (3):425-437 (2005)
Zeynep Gambetti
Bogazici University
This article pinpoints two lacunae – freedom and the subject of action – in post-structuralist epistemology and proposes to rethink agency through Hannah Arendt’s theory of action. It is argued that, given the sense of disorientation in theoretical and political practices, it is all the more important to re-conceptualize the singularity or uniqueness of agents as initiators of social change.
Keywords Hannah Arendt  political action  poststructuralist theory  singularity  self
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