What does “agency” mean in this context?
There is a lack of agency here - a feeling that you have little control over your life and a willingness to blame everyone but yourself. - pg. 7 of Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
'lack of agency' in this context means the individual lacks the ability to act independently and with free will. He lacks agency - he lacks the ability to do what he wants. He is constrained/limited by forces or people external to him.
June 22, 2019
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