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Agency

  • By: Joshua Gunn
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Agency is a concept that is generally understood as a capacity to act or cause change. The person who—or thing which—acts or causes change is termed an agent. In communication theory, agency is most commonly associated with people, as opposed to animals or ...

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