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Fictions of Humanitarian Responsibility: Narrating Microfinance

Black, Shameem


This article explores competing narratives of humanitarian responsibility that emerge in the digital life writings of Westerners who seek to mitigate global poverty through the American microfinance website Kiva. Using word maps to identify dominant rhetorical gestures, data analysis to detect emergent patterns, and close readings to interpret individual tone and genre, I look at a range of ways in which individuals on Kiva narrate their understanding of humanitarian motivation. In addition to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Rights
DOI: 10.1080/14754835.2013.754293


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