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The purchase of intimacy

Author: Viviana A Rotman Zelizer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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In their personal lives, people consider it essential to separate economics and intimacy. We have, for example, a long-standing taboo against workplace romance, while we see marital love as different from prostitution because it is not a fundamentally financial exchange. In The Purchase of Intimacy, Viviana Zelizer mounts a provocative challenge to this view. Getting to the heart of one of life's greatest taboos,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zelizer, Viviana A. Rotman.
Purchase of intimacy.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005007983
(OCoLC)58791191
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Viviana A Rotman Zelizer
ISBN: 9781400826759 1400826756
OCLC Number: 438735618
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 356 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Encounters of intimacy and economy --
Intimacy in law --
Coupling --
Caring relations --
Household commerce --
Intimate revelations.
Responsibility: Viviana A. Zelizer.
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"Are sociologists today the best economic scientists? On the evidence of Viviana Zelizer's striking book on the mix of the sacred and profane in our lives, it seems so."--Deirdre McCloskey, The Times Read more...

 
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