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ERIC Number: EJ853858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
Social Enterprise and Re-Civilization of Human Endeavors: Re-Socializing the Market Metaphor or Encroaching Colonization of the Lifeworld?
Humphries, Maria; Grant, Suzanne
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v8 n1 p41-50 Dec 2005
An implicit normalization of the capitalist market model--in both the facilitation of human endeavors and our relationship to the earth--is clearly evident in the work of J. Gregory Dees, as it is in much organizational theory and education. To better understand the effects of this market mentality, a more critical approach to Social Entrepreneurship is required. In this article, we re-conceive Dees's characterization of Social Entrepreneurs as potentially achievable by all human beings and as a part of all their activity. This re-conception transforms what is possible in the human. We advocate for the elaboration of a relational ethic as the means to achieve Habermas "communicative action" in order to counter the instrumental logic of "the system" that, we argue, puts all at risk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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