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Att skola propra subjekt: en feministisk studie av entreprenörskap i skolan

Safrankova, Camilla LU (2016) GNVM03 20152
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This study explores entrepreneurship discourses in literature about entrepreneurial learning in Swedish elementary school and what subjects these aim to shape. The aim is to examine what motivates changes to entrepreneurship, how it is defined, and what political notions of the social and gender it establishes by using feminist theoretical premises, analytic categories of hegemony and subject formation. The empirical material is literature used in courses for school staff, and the method is textual analysis. The study shows that the entrepreneurial subjects are idealistically depicted, without flaws or material conditions, and built upon a successful neo-narrative about alignment to global market changes. The primary object is to foster an... (More)
This study explores entrepreneurship discourses in literature about entrepreneurial learning in Swedish elementary school and what subjects these aim to shape. The aim is to examine what motivates changes to entrepreneurship, how it is defined, and what political notions of the social and gender it establishes by using feminist theoretical premises, analytic categories of hegemony and subject formation. The empirical material is literature used in courses for school staff, and the method is textual analysis. The study shows that the entrepreneurial subjects are idealistically depicted, without flaws or material conditions, and built upon a successful neo-narrative about alignment to global market changes. The primary object is to foster an entrepreneurial epistemology, specific ways of thinking and acting in the world based upon a middle class masculinist ideal about individual and outgoing approaches and capabilities. The empirical material relies on the liberal notions of people as independent and without differences, which becomes problematic in their conceptions of gender equality that rely on the ontological notion of difference. Entrepreneurship in schools aims to create neoliberal proper subjects, project managers and bureaucrats, for constant growth. Gender equality is merged into the discourse as a positive value, while issues of power is absent. (Less)
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Safrankova, Camilla LU
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GNVM03 20152
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Proper, Neoliberal subject formation, Hegemony, Feminism, Entrepreneurship in School
language
Swedish
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8771848
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2016-06-21 14:06:58
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  abstract     = {This study explores entrepreneurship discourses in literature about entrepreneurial learning in Swedish elementary school and what subjects these aim to shape. The aim is to examine what motivates changes to entrepreneurship, how it is defined, and what political notions of the social and gender it establishes by using feminist theoretical premises, analytic categories of hegemony and subject formation. The empirical material is literature used in courses for school staff, and the method is textual analysis. The study shows that the entrepreneurial subjects are idealistically depicted, without flaws or material conditions, and built upon a successful neo-narrative about alignment to global market changes. The primary object is to foster an entrepreneurial epistemology, specific ways of thinking and acting in the world based upon a middle class masculinist ideal about individual and outgoing approaches and capabilities. The empirical material relies on the liberal notions of people as independent and without differences, which becomes problematic in their conceptions of gender equality that rely on the ontological notion of difference. Entrepreneurship in schools aims to create neoliberal proper subjects, project managers and bureaucrats, for constant growth. Gender equality is merged into the discourse as a positive value, while issues of power is absent.},
  author       = {Safrankova, Camilla},
  keyword      = {Proper,Neoliberal subject formation,Hegemony,Feminism,Entrepreneurship in School},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att skola propra subjekt: en feministisk studie av entreprenörskap i skolan},
  year         = {2016},
}