It will soon have been twenty years since Structure, Agency and the Internal Conversation was published. This groundbreaking book was the starting point for Archer’s reflexivity trilogy, published over the next nine years and building on her previous trilogy which ended with Being Human. If you answered ‘yes’ to the question in the title of this post then you likely share my belief that this was an enormously significant development which staked out a sophisticated, novel and practical approach to the treatment of agency within the social sciences.
I’m considering an edited book which celebrates this body of work and reflects on where it stands as a research tradition after almost two decades. If you’d be interested in taking part then please get in touch. I’m mainly interested to hear from people who have undertaken theoretical and/or empirical research in this area and who want to take part in a reflective conversation about how to methodologically and conceptually this body of work and help ensure it is established as a major intellectual approach within the social sciences.