To Be an Entrepreneur: Social Enterprise and Disruptive Development in Bangladesh [Minkštas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 324 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, weight: 28 g, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Halftones, black and white
  • Išleidimo metai: 15-May-2020
  • Leidėjas: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1501749552
  • ISBN-13: 9781501749551
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  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 324 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, weight: 28 g, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Halftones, black and white
  • Išleidimo metai: 15-May-2020
  • Leidėjas: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1501749552
  • ISBN-13: 9781501749551
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In To Be an Entrepreneur, Julia Qermezi Huang focuses on Bangladesh's iAgent social-enterprise model, the set of economic processes that animate the delivery of this model, and the implications for women's empowerment. The book offers new ethnographic approaches that reincorporate relational economics into the study of social enterprise. It details the tactics, dilemmas, compromises, aspirations, and unexpected possibilities that digital social enterprise opens up for women entrepreneurs, and reveals the implications of policy models promoting women's empowerment: the failure of focusing on individual autonomy and independence.

While describing the historical and incomplete transition of Bangladesh's development models from their roots in a patronage-based moral economy to a market-based social-enterprise arrangement, Huang concludes that market-driven interventions fail to grasp the sociopolitical and cultural contexts in which poverty and gender inequality are embedded and sustained.

List of Figures and Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
List of Abbreviations xv
Note on Style xvii
Prologue: Digital First Responders xix
Introduction: Disruptive Development in Bangladesh 1(48)
Part I Disrupting Ethical Models
iAgent Megh's Story
49(8)
1 Women's Work: The Arena of Disruption
57(36)
2 Digital Technology: The Problems of (and Solutions to) Connectivity
93(24)
Part II Unsettling Entrepreneurship
iAgent Deepti's Story
117(10)
3 The Making and Unmaking of Entrepreneurs
127(28)
4 A Diversified Basket of Services
155(26)
Part III Reconfiguring Class Relations
iAgent Ayrin's Story
181(8)
5 Middle-Class Projects and the Development Moral Economy
189(33)
6 The Ambiguous Figures of Social Enterprise
222(27)
Conclusion: The Time of Social Enterprise 249(12)
List of Key People 261(2)
Glossary of Non-English Words 263(2)
Notes 265(8)
References 273(16)
Index 289
Julia Qermezi Huang is a Lecturer in Anthropology of Development at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Tribeswomen of Iran. Follow her on Twitter @Juli_Q_Huang.