A City Guide To Yichang for Indeed, they suggest that complete individual autonomy is a nonsensical concept. To exercise individual autonomy one must first become an individual. Yet one only ever becomes an individual through immersion in a (normalizing) culture. One’s identity as a free, independent, and autonomous agent is already the product of power exercised over one within a social environment. To be human means, first and foremost, to develop within a web of social relations permeated by power. We never wholly escape relations of power; we simply shift our position within them. There is no once-and-for-all revolution that might deliver us into a land of liberty. A City Guide To Yichang 2016.