In other words, rather than viewing each as a separate bound entity, I was able to examine the phenomena as dynamic intra-action and agential
cuts in their continuous production and entanglement.
The utility of collectively analysing Butler and Barad allows us to focus on the smaller moments of negotiation and of agential
action, which, despite the 'smallness' of these moments of personal resistance, are nonetheless meaningful challenges to the normative interpretations of success.
Incorporating a dimension that is both structural and agential
, it also sheds light on the limits of hegemonic projects, their transformation and development of new ones.
This doubt must also be accompanied by effective strategizing that takes seriously questions of class as the basis of cultural forms that create the conditions for consent, the importance of agential
action of organic intellectuals, and also the unpredictable but conceivable tendencies of history to materialize.
In "Vibrancy of Childhood Things: Power, Philosophy, and Political Ecology of Matter," Tesar and Arndt (2016) theorize current materialist perspectives in early childhood through the agential
power of "thing-matter-energy-child assemblages" (p.
A materialist turn: Karen Barad's agential
realism and "intra-action"
Therefore, while a few women first attributed work success (or failure) to their own agential
choices, implicit and explicit in their narratives were a range of social relationships that positively and negatively affected their autonomy.
Diffraction disturbs the idea of linear or static connections, and requires "a cutting together-apart" of relations, "where cuts do violence but also open up and rework the agential
conditions of possibility" (Dolphijn & van der Tuin 2012).
Versioning is an exercise in agential
self-creation that exploits the pseudo-anonymous affordances of social media and provides a space for the performance of multiple, virtual selves.
Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad and other scholars who identify with the recent "material turn" in contemporary critical theory argue against the humanist tendency to cast nature as passive background devoid of political and ethical relevance, and instead they insist that nature be considered an agential
force in the ongoing material-discursive configuration of the world.
Excepting the most talented and successful individuals, most of us would probably find our agential
reserves tapped fairly quickly if our own past and future were all that was involved in the process of hope, and indeed, this seems to be what has happened to many working on issues surrounding climate change.
The reason for this is that these interpretations fail to employ a perception of the child concomitant with their reality: agential
, rights-bearing children.