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Author Zelizer, Viviana A. Rotman

Title Economic lives : how culture shapes the economy / Viviana A. Zelizer

Publ Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  HM548 .Z42 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HM548 .Z42 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HM548 Z42 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HM548 .Z42 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 478 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : The lives behind economic lives -- Part I. Valuation of human lives : Human values and the market: the case of life insurance and death in nineteenth-century America -- The price and value of children: the case of children's insurance in the United States -- From baby farms to Baby M -- The priceless child revisited -- Part II. The social meaning of money : The social meaning of money: "special monies" -- Fine tuning the Zelizer view -- Payments and social ties -- Money, power, and sex -- Part III. Intimate economies : Do markets poison intimacy? -- The purchase of intimacy -- Kids and commerce -- Intimacy in economic organizations -- Part IV. The economy of care : Caring everywhere -- Risky exchanges -- Part V. Circuits of commerce : Circuits within capitalism -- Circuits in economic life -- Part VI. Appraising economic lives: critiques and syntheses : Beyond the polemics on the market: establishing a theoretical and empirical agenda -- Pasts and futures of the economic sociology -- Culture and consumption -- Ethics in the economy
LC subject Economics -- Sociological aspects
Social values
ISBN 9780691139364 (cloth : alk. paper)
0691139369 (cloth : alk. paper)