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Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children, Zelizer, Viviana A.
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Author Name    Zelizer, Viviana A.

Title   Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children


Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Princeton University Press

ISBN Number    0691034591 / 9780691034591

Seller ID   SKU9133828

0691034591 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings; satisfaction guaranteed. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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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.

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