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dc.contributor.authorKenny, Kate
dc.contributor.authorScriver, Stacey
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T16:54:32Z
dc.date.available2012-04-26T16:54:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-03
dc.identifier.citationKenny, K. and Scriver, S. (2012) "Dangerously Empty? Hegemony and the construction of the Irish Entrepreneur". Organizationen_US
dc.identifier.issn1350-5084
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/2692
dc.description.abstractIn 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.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Journals Onlineen_US
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dc.subjectEntrepreneuren_US
dc.subjectHegemonyen_US
dc.subjectIrelanden_US
dc.subjectLaclauen_US
dc.subjectPolitical discourseen_US
dc.titleDangerously Empty? Hegemony and the construction of the Irish Entrepreneuren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2012-04-26T15:03:31Z
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactKate Kenny, School Of Political Science, & Sociology, Room 220, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 5401 Email: kate.kenny@nuigalway.ie
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