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Calculative Practices of the Rural: Emotionality, Power and Micro-Entrepreneurship Development

Jayasinghe, K (2009) Calculative Practices of the Rural: Emotionality, Power and Micro-Entrepreneurship Development. VDM Verlag Dr. M�ller. ISBN 9783639125900

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Abstract

This study explores how semantic and moral rules of rural cultures and intrinsic power relations in rural politics constrain the institutionalisation of entrepreneurial ethos and rational calculations in rural economies. It addresses three interrelated research questions: (1)What 'calculative practices' prevail in the rural economy, and how do such practices interplay with rural culture and politics? (2) What 'psychological' meanings and 'moral' factors influence entrepreneurial 'rationality' in rural communities, and how do these influences come about?, (3) What 'inequalities' and 'power relations' constrain rural entrepreneurship, and how do these constraints operate?, and Based on ethnographic narratives and stories gathered from two villages in Sri Lanka, it has found that entrepreneurial development and underlying calculative practices in rural contexts are subject to particular psychological meanings, moral factors, inequalities and power relations.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Accounting Centre
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2012 20:16
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4716

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