Conceptualising Animation in Rural Communities: The Village SOS Case

Gerard McElwee, Rob Smith, Peter Somerville

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper introduces and discusses the concept of animatorship in relation to rural enterprise and development. At its simplest level, animatorship is the art of animating others to achieve their objectives. We develop and apply this concept to understanding community development and community enterprise, with a specific emphasis on rural communities. We present a descriptive, conceptual study of a new concept i.e. animation in the context of entrepreneurship. The fieldwork for this paper took the form of structured face-to-face interviews with community development workers in November-January 2015/2016. These workers actively stimulate, motivate and inspire others and orchestrate situations and people to bring about change through others, not merely doing things for them. They build environments and relationships in which people grow, directing and focusing energies to develop and empower people’s emotional and social lives and relationships through patient, open listening and group conversation.
LanguageEnglish
Pages173-198
Number of pages26
JournalEntrepreneurship and Regional Development
Volume30
Issue number1-2
Early online date27 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Fingerprint

Rural communities
Animation
Workers
Emotion
Energy
Built environment
Art
Entrepreneurship

Cite this

@article{a0bd44272df742b0b3daf15d51871769,
title = "Conceptualising Animation in Rural Communities: The Village SOS Case",
abstract = "This paper introduces and discusses the concept of animatorship in relation to rural enterprise and development. At its simplest level, animatorship is the art of animating others to achieve their objectives. We develop and apply this concept to understanding community development and community enterprise, with a specific emphasis on rural communities. We present a descriptive, conceptual study of a new concept i.e. animation in the context of entrepreneurship. The fieldwork for this paper took the form of structured face-to-face interviews with community development workers in November-January 2015/2016. These workers actively stimulate, motivate and inspire others and orchestrate situations and people to bring about change through others, not merely doing things for them. They build environments and relationships in which people grow, directing and focusing energies to develop and empower people’s emotional and social lives and relationships through patient, open listening and group conversation.",
keywords = "Animation, Animatorship, Rural development, Depleted communities, Villages",
author = "Gerard McElwee and Rob Smith and Peter Somerville",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1080/08985626.2017.1401122",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "173--198",
journal = "Entrepreneurship and Regional Development",
issn = "0898-5626",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "1-2",

}

Conceptualising Animation in Rural Communities : The Village SOS Case. / McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Rob; Somerville, Peter.

In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 30, No. 1-2, 2018, p. 173-198.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Conceptualising Animation in Rural Communities

T2 - Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

AU - McElwee, Gerard

AU - Smith, Rob

AU - Somerville, Peter

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - This paper introduces and discusses the concept of animatorship in relation to rural enterprise and development. At its simplest level, animatorship is the art of animating others to achieve their objectives. We develop and apply this concept to understanding community development and community enterprise, with a specific emphasis on rural communities. We present a descriptive, conceptual study of a new concept i.e. animation in the context of entrepreneurship. The fieldwork for this paper took the form of structured face-to-face interviews with community development workers in November-January 2015/2016. These workers actively stimulate, motivate and inspire others and orchestrate situations and people to bring about change through others, not merely doing things for them. They build environments and relationships in which people grow, directing and focusing energies to develop and empower people’s emotional and social lives and relationships through patient, open listening and group conversation.

AB - This paper introduces and discusses the concept of animatorship in relation to rural enterprise and development. At its simplest level, animatorship is the art of animating others to achieve their objectives. We develop and apply this concept to understanding community development and community enterprise, with a specific emphasis on rural communities. We present a descriptive, conceptual study of a new concept i.e. animation in the context of entrepreneurship. The fieldwork for this paper took the form of structured face-to-face interviews with community development workers in November-January 2015/2016. These workers actively stimulate, motivate and inspire others and orchestrate situations and people to bring about change through others, not merely doing things for them. They build environments and relationships in which people grow, directing and focusing energies to develop and empower people’s emotional and social lives and relationships through patient, open listening and group conversation.

KW - Animation

KW - Animatorship

KW - Rural development

KW - Depleted communities

KW - Villages

UR - http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/TEPN20/current

U2 - 10.1080/08985626.2017.1401122

DO - 10.1080/08985626.2017.1401122

M3 - Article

VL - 30

SP - 173

EP - 198

JO - Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

JF - Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

SN - 0898-5626

IS - 1-2

ER -