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Feminism, Post-Feminism, and Emerging Femininities in Entrepreneurship

Lewis, Patricia (2012) Feminism, Post-Feminism, and Emerging Femininities in Entrepreneurship. In: Democratising Diversity Management in Europe: Future Research Directions and Challenges, November 2012, Kent Business School, Canterbury, Kent. (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199658213.013.028) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Set within the context of a consideration of the cultural phenomenon of postfeminism, the focus of this chapter is an exploration of the issue of femininity and entrepreneurship, which unlike masculinity and its relationship with entrepreneurial activity, has had relatively little research attention directed at it. Drawing on three postfeminine factors—individualism, choice, and empowerment; notions of ‘natural’ sexual difference; retreat to the home—the chapter identifies four emerging entrepreneurial femininities including individualized entrepreneurial femininity, maternal entrepreneurial femininity, relational entrepreneurial femininity, and excessive entrepreneurial femininity. The chapter argues that these are embedded within a historically specific postfeminist context and incorporate transformations in popularly available understandings of femaleness and women’s positioning in the contemporary world of work.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Speech)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199658213.013.028
Uncontrolled keywords: postfeminism, feminism, femininity, entrepreneurial femininities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 15:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41275 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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