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Enterprise Culture

Edited by Russell Keat, Nicholas Abercrombie

© 2011 – Routledge

238 pages

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Paperback: 9780415613521
pub: 2012-04-16
Hardback: 9780415613422
pub: 2011-03-09

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First published in 1991, this book consists of twelve papers, all specifically written for this volume, and an Introduction which maps out some of the key conceptual and theoretical issues raised by the phenomenon. The first group of papers draws upon and analyses the political claims made on behalf of enterprise culture. The papers in the second section explore the international dimension of enterprise culture. The final section is devoted to a consideration of the role of consumers in an enterprise culture.


'This is a fine collection of papers. The arguments are cogent, spirited and timely. The contributors carry on a tradition of critical thought which has largely been absent from the discourse of political economy and the philosophy of social sciences for over a decade' - David Wilson, Wawrick University

Table of Contents

Introduction: Starship Britain or Universal Enterprise?  Part 1: Political Representations of Enterprise 1. Freeing the Spirit of Enterprise: The Genesis and Development of the Concept of Enterprise Culture  2. What Might We Mean by 'Enterprise Discourse'?  3. The Rhetoric of Enterprise 4. Reforming the Self: Enterprise and the Characters of Thatcherism  Part 2: Enterprise Culture in Different Contexts  5. Enterprise Culture and Management Education in France: Sociolinguistic Perspectives  6. A Thatcher Export Phenomenon? The Enterprise Culture in Eastern Europe  7. British Enterprise Culture and German Kulturgesellschaft  8. Post-fordism and Enterprise Culture: Flexibility, Autonomy and Changes in Economic Organization  Part 3: Market Values and Consumer Sovereignty  9. The Priviledge of the Producer 10. Design in Enterprise Culture: Design for Whose Profit?  11. Justice enters the Marketplace: Enterprise Culture and the Provision of Legal Services  12. Consumer Sovereignty and the Integrity of Practices

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General