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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.






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.


The Social Meaning of Money Special Monies Viviana A. Other Currencies. Indeed it is part of the ideology of our time that money is a single impersonal instrument that impoverishes social life by reducing relations to cold . Social class in the United States is a controversial issue with social scientists disagreeing over models definitions and even the basic question of whether or not distinct classes exist. Mores are the customs norms and behaviors that are acceptable to a society or social group. Zelizer The Social Meaning of Money Pin Money Paychecks Poor Relief and Other Currencies Princeton Princeton University Press 1997 10.95 pbk xi286 pp.


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Humans have to agree that there is such a thing as a country and agree on what a country is. Buy The Social Meaning of Money Pin Money Paychecks Poor Relief and Other Currencies Revised edition by Zelizer Viviana A. It begins somewhat vehemently in . The definition of poverty according to Encyclopedia Britannica 2008 The state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Douglas wrote Systems were made for men and not men for systems and the interest of man which is selfdevelopment is above. In The Social Meaning of Money and The Purchase of Intimacy I challenge those views showing how all of us use money and more generally economic activity to create maintain and renegotiate important intimate ties without necessarily damaging them. Bold and inspiring the book will instruct social scientists and also captivate general readers.Viviana A. The social meaning of money Multidimensional implications of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance


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