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Studying intersections as production of place(s): illustrations from outdoors entrepreneuring
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. KTH, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2294-7898
2013 (English)In: the Nordic Academy of Management,NFF, Aug 21-23, 2013, Iceland, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper aims at contributing to the study of intersections by focusing on the simultaneous accomplishment of gender, ethnicity and body ableness. While such enterprise in organization studies often draws on the concept of identity, I propose to bring the concepts of space and place into the discussion. Space is seen as “the sphere of a multiplicity of trajectories”. Hence, space does not exist prior to identities or entities and their relations, space is relationally constituted, space unfolds in interactions and is continuously being made. And space allows for thinking of coexisting heterogeneity, of a plurality of trajectories contemporaneously existing, the simultaneity of stories-so-far. Drawing on human geography, and in particular the work of Doreen Massey, and on a strong process perspective in organization studies, I thus focus on the production of specific places as central to entrepreneuring in the outdoors industry. The idea of place as the local, genuine, “real”, closed, coherent is also challenged by such a take on space. It thus becomes interesting studying how places are produced and reproduced, made coherent (or contested), in connections and disconnections, while doing entrepreneurship – and what kind of configurations of relations are thus achieved, configurations producing and reproducing gender, ethnicity and body ableness. 

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intersectionality, place, space, ethnicity, entrepreneurship
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28964OAI: diva2:855570
the Nordic Academy of Management,NFF, Aug 21-23, 2013, Iceland
Genuinely Swedish
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-09-21 Last updated: 2015-12-03Bibliographically approved

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