Pricing the Priceless Child (BOK)

Viviana A Rotman Zelizer

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In this landmark book, sociologist Viviana Zelizer traces the emergence of the modern child, at once economically 'useless' and emotionally 'priceless,' from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Having established laws removing many children from the marketplace, turn-of-the-century America was discovering new, sentimental criteria to determine a child's monetary worth. The heightened emotional status of children resulted, for example, in the legal justification of children's life insurance policies and in large damages awarded by courts to their parents in the event of death. A vivid account of changing attitudes toward children, this book dramatically illustrates the limits of economic views of life that ignore the pervasive role of social, cultural, emotional, and moral factors in our marketplace world.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1994 Forfatter Viviana A Rotman Zelizer
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780691034591
Antall sider 294 Dimensjoner 18,3cm x 22,7cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 358 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd