The Social Meaning of Money

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Princeton University Press, 1997 - 286 頁

A dollar is a dollar--or so most of us believe. Indeed, it is part of the ideology of our time that money is a single, impersonal instrument that impoverishes social life by reducing social relations to cold, hard cash. Arguing against this conventional wisdom, Viviana Zelizer, a distinguished social scientist and prize-winning author, shows how people have invented their own forms of currency, earmarking money in ways that baffle market theorists, incorporating funds into webs of friendship and family relations, and otherwise varying the process by which spending and saving takes place.

 

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THE SOCIAL MEANING OF MONEY

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A scholar's thought-provoking and persuasively documented challenge to the utilitarian assumption that money is simply a fungible, impersonal medium of exchange. Zelizer (Sociology/Princeton) draws on ... 閱讀評論全文

The social meaning of money

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Zelizer, noted sociologist and author (Pricing the Priceless Child, LJ 5/1/85), has written a book about the "fungibility'' (interchangeability) of money. No dry economic tome, this work betrays the ... 閱讀評論全文

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The Marking of Money
1
The Domestic Production of Monies
36
Gifted Money
71
Poor Peoples Money
119
With Strings Attached The Earmarking of Charitable Cash
143
Contested Monies
170
What Does Money Mean?
199
NOTES
217
INDEX
273
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Viviana A. Zelizer is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. She is also author of Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children (Princeton) and winner of the C. Wright Mills Award.

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