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Pricing the priceless child : the changing social value of children

Author: Viviana A Rotman Zelizer
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) : Princeton University Press, cop. 1994.
Series: Princeton paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Ed. with] new prefView all editions and formats
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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. This book traces the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viviana A Rotman Zelizer
ISBN: 0691034591 9780691034591
OCLC Number: 468757560
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: XVI-277 p. : couv. ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface (1994)AcknowledgmentsIntroduction31From Mobs to Memorials: The Sacralization of Child Life222From Useful to Useless: Moral Conflict Over Child Labor563From Child Labor to Child Work: Redefining the Economic World of Children734From a Proper Burial to a Proper Education: The Case of Children's Insurance1135From Wrongful Death to Wrongful Birth: The Changing Legal Evaluation of Children1386From Baby Farms to Black-Market Babies: The Changing Market for Children1697From Useful to Useless and Back to Useful? Emerging Patterns in the Valuation of Children208Notes229Index267
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks
Responsibility: Viviana A. Zelizer.
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"[The] argument about the future of childhood will go on, and it must now include the facts, point of view, and even taxonomy brought forward in Pricing the Priceless Child."--Neil Postman, The Read more...

 
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