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Title: Never social and entrepreneurial enough? Exploring the identity work of social entrepreneurs from a psychoanalytic perspective
Authors: Driver, Michaela
First Published: 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Citation: Organization In Press
Abstract: Building on an analysis of interviews with 61 social entrepreneurs, the study offers a more finegrained exploration of the identity work of social entrepreneurs from a psychoanalytic, particularly Lacanian, perspective. Specifically, it suggests that what defines social entrepreneurial identity work is the blurring of beatific and horrific aspects of fantasies and a desire for struggle and lack. This in turn creates an emancipatory space in which discursive movement enables alternative forms of market enjoyment and ethical agency. The latter unsettles macro discourses of capitalism by demanding and amplifying their lack. The study contributes new avenues for exploring Lacanian concepts such as the traversal of fantasy as a product of discursive movement particularly relevant for transformative readings of identity narratives.
ISSN: 1350-5084
eISSN: 1461-7323
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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