The Social Meaning of Money
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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The social meaning of moneyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Zelizer, noted sociologist and author (Pricing the Priceless Child, LJ 5/1/85), has written a book about the of money. No dry economic tome, this work betrays the author's sociological interest. She ... Read full review
Review: The Social Meaning of Money: Pin Money, Paychecks, Poor Relief, and Other CurrenciesUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
Overall, I thought this was a wonderful and well researched book on the social life of money. I especially loved the chapters on the way money changes its meaning when it enters homes and ... Read full review