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dc.contributor.authorChupin, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T10:38:24Z
dc.date.available2012-07-16T10:38:24Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/9749
dc.description.abstractfrDans le roman de Dave Eggers, You Shall Know Our Velocity (2003), un jeune Américain décide de donner aux pauvres une somme d’argent qu’il vient de recevoir. Cette communication explore la complexité des questions psychologique, sociologique et éthique posées par son acte de donner à certains habitants du Maroc, du Sénégal, de la Lettonie. Le thème du don, qui constitue le moteur du roman, est situé par rapport aux théories sur le don, en se référant plus particulièrement aux travaux de Marcel Mauss, de Jacques Derrida et de Karl Abraham. Le roman peut être lu comme une illustration littéraire efficace de questions complexes théoriques sur le don, et l’acte du jeune Will se révèle être un acte thérapeutique aussi bien que philanthropique.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectDonen
dc.subjectroman américanen
dc.subjectEggersen
dc.subjectArgenten
dc.subject.ddc306.3en
dc.subject.classificationjelA14en
dc.titleGiving Money to Strangers in Dave Eggers’s "You Shall Know Our Velocity": Philanthropy or Therapy?en
dc.typeCommunication / Conférence
dc.description.abstractenIn Dave Eggers’s You Shall Know Our Velocity (2003), a young, down-at-heel American decides to give away the substantial sum of money he has recently received. This paper explores the complicated psychological, sociological and ethical issues surrounding the act of making a gift of money to strangers in poor countries which the novel raises. Secondly, these preoccupations are analysed in the light of texts addressing the question from a theoretical viewpoint, with particular reference to the work of Marcel Mauss, Jacques Derrida and Karl Abraham. Will’s act of giving $32,000 to the poor in Senegal, Morocco and Latvia, can be seen as therapeutic as well as philanthropic, and the novel can be viewed as an apt literary expression of many of the complex issues arising from any in-depth theoretical reflection on the giving away of money.en
dc.identifier.citationpages15en
dc.description.sponsorshipprivateouien
dc.subject.ddclabelSociologie économiqueen
dc.relation.conftitleInternational Symposium "Money and Literature/ Money in Literature"en
dc.relation.confdate2012-06
dc.relation.confcityParisen
dc.relation.confcountryFranceen


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