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Dangerously Empty? Hegemony and the construction of the Irish Entrepreneur

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dc.contributor.author Kenny, Kate
dc.contributor.author Scriver, Stacey
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-26T16:54:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-26T16:54:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, K. and Scriver, S. (2012) "Dangerously Empty? Hegemony and the construction of the Irish Entrepreneur". Organization en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1350-5084
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2692
dc.description.abstract In this paper we build on Jones and Spicer's (2009) conceptualisation of the entrepreneur as an empty signifier. We explore the function of the signifier 'entrepreneurship' within a social context marked by crisis: Ireland 2007 to 2010. In doing so, we show how its articulation by government acted to legitimise the continuation of market logics and, relatedly, the existing political status quo. Theoretically, we demonstrate the usefulness of Laclau and Mouffe's conception of hegemony, which shares a Lacanian legacy with Jones and Spicer. This helps us to understand the contradictory nature of the signifier of the entrepreneur in Irish political and social discourse, along with its relationship to the reproduction of political hegemony. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Journals Online en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Organization en
dc.subject Entrepreneur en_US
dc.subject Hegemony en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Laclau en_US
dc.subject Political discourse en_US
dc.title Dangerously Empty? Hegemony and the construction of the Irish Entrepreneur en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-04-26T15:03:31Z
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.local.contact Kate Kenny, School Of Political Science, & Sociology, Room 220, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 5401 Email: kate.kenny@nuigalway.ie
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