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Social entrepreneurship : an affirmative critique

Author: Pascal Dey; Chris Steyaert
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats

Pascal Dey and Chris Steyaert provide a timely critique on the idea of social entrepreneurship and its reputation as a means for positive social change. The book uses different traditions and modes  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pascal Dey; Chris Steyaert
ISBN: 1788979915 9781788979917
OCLC Number: 1057295537
Description: xii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Social entrepreneurship, political representation and myth-busting --
Methodological critique of the social enterprise growth myth --
Nonprofit commercial revenue: a replacement for declining government grants and private contributions? --
Bursting the bubble: the mythologies of many social enterprises and enterprising nonprofits --
Part II. Social entrepreneurship, ideology and power effects --
Tale of the vale: unweaving big society and the social enterprise myth --
Myth in social entrepreneurship research: an inquiry into rationalist, ideological and dialectic practices of demystification --
Social entrepreneurship: mythological 'doublethinking' --
Part III. Social entrepreneurship and its enactments --
'(It) is exactly what it was in me': the performativity of social entrepreneurship --
Of course, trust is not the whole story: narratives of dancing with a critical friend in social enterprise-public sector collaborations --Social entrepreneurship: performative enactments of compassion --
Part IV. Social entrepreneurship, participation and democracy --
Deliberative democracy in social entrepreneurship: a discourse ethics approach to participative processes of social change --
Social entrepreneurship and democracy --
Social entrepreneurship, democracy and political participation --
Part V. Social entrepreneurship, relationality and the possible --
Expanding the realm of the possible: field theory and a relational framing of social entrepreneurship --
Becoming possible in the Anthropocene? Becoming socialentrepreneurship as more-than capitalist practice --
New framings and practices of critical research.
Responsibility: edited by Pascal Dey, Chris Steyaert.


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