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Microloans and Micronarratives: Sentiment for a Small World

Black, Shameem

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This essay evaluates the contribution that sentimentality might make to cosmopolitan practices in contemporary life. In particular, it considers how the legacy of feminized sentimental fiction informs twenty-first-century rhetoric on the Internet. The essay examines how the person-to-person microlending Web site Kiva fosters attachments with distant others through the illusion of intimacy that reshapes the global into an emotionally manageable size. This sentimental promise of a small world is...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBlack, Shameem
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:24:10Z
dc.identifier.issn0899-2363
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/53138
dc.description.abstractThis essay evaluates the contribution that sentimentality might make to cosmopolitan practices in contemporary life. In particular, it considers how the legacy of feminized sentimental fiction informs twenty-first-century rhetoric on the Internet. The essay examines how the person-to-person microlending Web site Kiva fosters attachments with distant others through the illusion of intimacy that reshapes the global into an emotionally manageable size. This sentimental promise of a small world is both what enables and what haunts a cosmopolitan sense of responsibility to others.
dc.publisherDuke University Press
dc.sourcePublic Culture
dc.titleMicroloans and Micronarratives: Sentiment for a Small World
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume21
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor200206 - Globalisation and Culture
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9313329xPUB265
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBlack, Shameem, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage269
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage292
local.identifier.doi10.1215/08992363-2008-029
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T09:14:53Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-68549132282
local.identifier.thomsonID000267163700005
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