Formally, capitalism performs its fundamental gesture—reappropriation without transformation. This bears on the question of subjective agency because this “reappropriation without transformation” is exactly what agency seeks to avoid; such a process indicates, in fact, that one's agency has failed, that one really had no agency in the first place.
2012, Edmund V. Sullivan, A Critical Psychology, Springer Science & Business Media (→ISBN), page 75:
Strictly speaking, at the level of personal agency one could say that power is a condition where one is “enabled.” I would contend that this is a condition of personal agency.
2013, Andy Clark, Julian Kiverstein, Tillmann Vierkant, Decomposing the Will, Oxford University Press (→ISBN), page 112:
The feeling of being in control of one's body should involve the sense of body-ownership, plus an additional sense of agency.
A medium through which power is exerted or an end is achieved.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing. (See the entry for agency in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)