The Purchase of Intimacy

The Purchase of Intimacy 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 f

  • Title: The Purchase of Intimacy
  • Author: Viviana A. Zelizer
  • ISBN: 9780691130637
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thIn 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, she shows how we all use economic activity to create, maintain, and renegotiate important ties especially intimate ties to other people.In everyday life, we invest intense effort and worry to strike the right balance For example, when a wife s income equals or surpasses her husband s, how much time should the man devote to household chores or child care Sometimes legal disputes arise Should the surviving partner in a same sex relationship have received compensation for a partner s death as a result of 9 11 Through a host of compelling examples, Zelizer shows us why price is central to three key areas of intimacy sexually tinged relations health care by family members, friends, and professionals and household economics She draws both on research and materials ranging from reports on compensation to survivors of 9 11 victims to financial management Web sites and advice books for same sex couples.From the bedroom to the courtroom, The Purchase of Intimacy opens a fascinating new window on the inner workings of the economic processes that pervade our private lives.

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    One thought on “The Purchase of Intimacy

    1. Lauren Levitt

      I agree with Zelizer's argument in this book, that economics plays a part in all intimate relationships without totally defining those relationships. However, I felt that she covers these issues just as well and more succinctly in Economic Lives.

    2. Julio César

      Por fin un libro de sociología pura y dura. Esto es la sociología: comparar, hacerse preguntas, mirar el mundo dejando de lado prejuicios y contrastando teorías con la realidad.Viviana Zelizer se pregunta de qué manera se intersectan la intimidad y las prácticas económicas de la vida cotidiana. Para ello recurre, en caso de ser necesario, a sentencias y casos judiciales de la historia de EEUU desde el siglo XIX hasta nuestros días (el libro es de 2005). Se enfrenta a las dos teorías que [...]

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