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

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posted on 2006-02-01, 00:00 authored by Peter Kelly
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.

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Journal

Journal of youth studies

Volume

9

Issue

1

Pagination

17 - 32

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

1367-6261

eISSN

1469-9680

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Taylor & Francis

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