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Silicon utopias: the making of a tech startuo ecosystem in Manchester (UK)


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dc.creator Pfeilstetter, Richard es 2019-01-22T08:29:13Z 2019-01-22T08:29:13Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Pfeilstetter, R. (2017). Silicon utopias: the making of a tech startuo ecosystem in Manchester (UK). Suomen Antropologi, 42 (1), 91-102.
dc.identifier.issn 0355-3930 es
dc.description.abstract ‘Silicon utopias’, the hope for a green, affluent and happy future through the creation of new tech-businesses, are today informing many urban development processes globally. In this contribution, I look at the recent remodeling of Manchester (Northern England) as an entrepreneurial city. In particular, I present a specific government investment scheme and its relation to the work of a group of local lobbyists who have been promoting a new tech startup community in the city since 2012. Stemming from this empirical example, I explore the interplay between local entrepreneurial dreams and the state’s promotion of startups. The paper concludes with the argument that an anthropologically informed concept of cynicism can contribute to a nuanced reading of silicon utopias and dystopias. es
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dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher Suomen Antropologinen Seura es
dc.relation.ispartof Suomen Antropologi, 42 (1), 91-102.
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional *
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dc.subject Startup community es
dc.subject Entrepreneurship es
dc.subject Manchester es
dc.subject Utopias es
dc.subject Cynicism es
dc.title Silicon utopias: the making of a tech startuo ecosystem in Manchester (UK) es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es
dc.contributor.affiliation Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Antropología Social es
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idus.format.extent 12 p. es
dc.journaltitle Suomen Antropologi es
dc.publication.volumen 42 es
dc.publication.issue 1 es
dc.publication.initialPage 91 es
dc.publication.endPage 102 es
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