The entrepreneurial self and youth at-risk : exploring the horizons of identity in the 21st century

Kelly, Peter 2006, The entrepreneurial self and youth at-risk : exploring the horizons of identity in the 21st century, Journal of youth studies, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 17-32, doi: 10.1080/13676260500523606.

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Title The entrepreneurial self and youth at-risk : exploring the horizons of identity in the 21st century
Author(s) Kelly, Peter
Journal name Journal of youth studies
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 32
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2006-02
ISSN 1367-6261
1469-9680
Keyword(s) youth
identity
Summary This paper argues that a particular form of selfhood has come to dominate the horizons of identity in the Western democracies at this time - I refer to this form of personhood as the entrepreneurial self. The paper argues that the figure (population) of ‘Youth at-risk’, in its negativity, illuminates the positivity that is the entrepreneurial Self. That is, the discourses that construct Youth at-risk reveal the truths about whom we should, as adults, become. The paper engages with Foucault’s theories of government, of (Neo)Liberalism as a problematisation of the practise of Liberal welfare government, and of the ways in which certain psychological discourses articulate with (Neo)Liberal views of enterprise to produce a view of the Self as the entrepreneurial Self.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13676260500523606
Field of Research 160805 Social Change
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035126

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