A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship
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A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship

Edited by Anne de Bruin and Simon Teasdale

In the last two decades social entrepreneurship has grown in energy and impact as entrepreneurial spirit has increasingly turned to finding solutions for social, cultural and environmental issues. As social entrepreneurship has grown in popularity, so too has its academic study. A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship brings together contributions from developing paths in the field to signpost the directions ahead for the study of social entrepreneurship.
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Chapter 16: Social entrepreneurship through the lens of the ‘everyday’: inquiring the rhythms of female micro-credit recipients

Pascal Dey and Laurent Marti


Social entrepreneurship is commonly touted as holding the promise of transcending the ills of capitalism. This debate, albeit important, lacks theoretical depth and critical grounding. To address this situation, this chapter draws on Henri Lefebvre’s work on capitalism, rhythms and everyday life to develop a conceptual vocabulary attentive to the shifting and contested relationship between social entrepreneurship and the circuits of capitalist accumulation. Based on a theoretical reading of extant literature on micro-finance, particularly research dealing with female micro-credit recipients, the chapter aims to demonstrate the fecundity of Lefebvre’s work for grasping, on the one hand, how social entrepreneurship is aligned with the rhythmic unfolding of capitalist accumulation and, on the other, how the accumulation process is pierced by moments of excess and breakthrough.

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