Sociology PhD Kirsty Morrin critiqued entrepreneurship policy and practice during a special edition of Radio 4s Thinking Allowed programme.

The programme, presented by Laurie Taylor, explored the ideas of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, famous for establishing concepts such as cultural capital and social capital.

Kirsty’s interview explored aspects of her PhD research, which focusses on a school-turned-academy which specialises in entrepreneurial learning. Kirsty argues that the dominant discourse of policy makers establishes entrepreneurship as the solution to a working class cultural deficit of ambition, whilst structural inequalities are rendered invisible.

An essay exploring this argument is available here: or listen to the interview here (about 18 minutes in):



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