This timely book sets social entrepreneurship in a historical context, from its philanthropic beginnings in the Victorian era to the present day, against the backdrop of contemporary global capitalism.
Starting with contributions from social entrepreneurs and innovators, this anthology describes the workings of social entrepreneurship and explores its import as a gauge of contemporary social, environmental and economic conditions. Drawing on perspectives from cultural theory, history and sociology, the authors investigate the theory of entrepreneurship, the culture of management and the forgotten antecedents of social entrepreneurship.
The volume then puts social entrepreneurship in the context of the goals and struggles for sustainable development and the modernisation of the welfare state in the global North and South. Its cultural approach will make this book an introduction for students in the liberal arts; its disciplinary perspectives will make it a useful tool for academics and students in the fields of cultural theory, sociology and entrepreneurship as well as development studies.
Edited by Rafael Ziegler, Co-ordinator of the Social Entrepreneurship Research Group GETIDOS, Universitat Greifswald, Germany
Contents: 1. Introduction: Voices, Preconditions, Contexts Rafael Ziegler PART I: VOICES 2. Return the Lost Water Back to the Continents Michal Kravcik 3. Taking Responsibility: Breaking Away from Hate and Violence Judy Korn 4. Not About the Number of Seats in Parliament: Education for Democracy and its Places Krzysztof Stanowski 5. We Call it Work Philipp Albers and Holm Friebe PART II: PRECONDITIONS 6. Schumpeter's Full Model of Entrepreneurship: Economic, Non-Economic and Social Entrepreneurship Richard Swedberg 7. The Culture of Management: Self-Interest, Empathy and Emotional Control Eva Illouz 8. Forgotten Antecedents: Entrepreneurship, Ideology and History Rob Boddice PART III: CONTEXTS 9. New Heroes, Old Theories? Toward a Sociological Perspective on Social Entrepreneurship Ion Bogdan Vasi 10. Social Entrepreneurship in the UK: From Rhetoric to Reality? Paola Grenier 11. Entrepreneurship, Sociality and Art: Re-imagining the Public Daniel Hjorth 12. Hope for Sustainable Development: How Social Entrepreneurs Make it Happen Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair Index