The Social Meaning Of Money

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Basic Books, Jun 2, 1995 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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A distinguished social scientist shows what money really does for us—and to us. The book describes 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 differentiating the process by which spending and saving takes place.

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A scholar's thought-provoking and persuasively documented challenge to the utilitarian assumption that money is simply a fungible, impersonal medium of exchange. Zelizer (Sociology/Princeton) draws on ... Read full review

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Zelizer, noted sociologist and author (Pricing the Priceless Child, LJ 5/1/85), has written a book about the "fungibility'' (interchangeability) of money. No dry economic tome, this work betrays the ... Read full review

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