Agency (dictionary)

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n

¹ in sociology and philosophy, agency is the capacity of an agent (a person or other entity, human or any living being in general, or soul-consciousness in religion) to act in a world.

² agency is a term which applies to the ability of a person to self-determination, especially sexual self-determination. It was the basis of the original women's liberation movement beginning in the late 19th century. Many second-wave feminists also believe that young people (including "children",) too, should be granted the right to exercise sexual agency.


External links

  • Wikipedia articles on Agency:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agency_(sociology)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-determination_(philosophy)