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Author: Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer
ISBN: 0878559299
Language: English
Pages: 210 pages
Category: Business & Finance
Publisher: Transaction Publishers (January 1, 1983)
Rating: 4.7
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers This book is as fresh in its argument and creative approach as when it. .Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer is the Lloyd Cotsen ’50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Life insurance―the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person's death in exchange for a regular premium―is a bizarre enterprise. This book is as fresh in its argument and creative approach as when it originally appeared in 1979. The argument is both sociologically and existentially relevant, as in all of Zelizer's work. The approach can be characterized as a skillful and unique way of theorizing in economic sociology that draws equally on values and social relations.

Morals and Markets book. With lively detail Zelizer chronicles the fascinating development in the second half of the nineteenth century of the life insurance industry in the United States-one of the most unusual tales in the hi The complex relations between money, human life, and death form the central themes of Morals and Markets. The process of monetarizing life remains a perplexing phenomenon.

First published in 1979, Morals and Markets Is a pathbreaking study exploring the development of life insurance in the United States. Rotman Zelizer combines economic history and a sociological perspective to advance a novel interpretation of the life insurance industry. The book pioneered a cultural approach to the analysis of morally controversial markets. Zelizer begins in the mid-nineteenth century with the rise of the life insurance industry, a contentious chapter in the history of American business.

The Development of Life Insurance in the United States. Zelizer begins in the mid-nineteenth century with the rise of the life insurance industry, a contentious chapter in the history of American business

The Development of Life Insurance in the United States. Rotman Zelizer. Foreword by Kieran Healy. Columbia University Press. Life insurance was stigmatized at first, denounced in newspapers and condemned by religious leaders as an immoral and sacrilegious gamble on human life. Over time, the business became a widely praised arrangement to secure a family's future. How did life insurance overcome cultural barriers?

By Vivian Rothman Zelizer. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1979.

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Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States. Carol A. Heimer, "Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States. Rotman Zelizer," American Journal of Sociology 86, no. 1 (Ju. 1980): 220-223. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. On the Relation Between Sociology and Ethics. Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty.

Life insurance-the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person's death in exchange for a regular premium-is a bizarre enterprise. How can we monetize human life? Should we? What statistics do we use, what assumptions do we make, and what behavioral factors do we consider? First published in 1979, Morals and Markets Is a pathbreaking study exploring the development of life insurance in the United States.

Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer (born January 19, 1946) is a sociologist and the Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of.Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States, Columbia University Press. Rotman Zelizer (born January 19, 1946) is a sociologist and the Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. She is a prominent economic sociologist who focuses on the attribution of cultural and moral meaning to the economy. A constant theme in her work is economic valuation of the sacred, as found in such contexts as life insurance settlements and economic transactions between sexual intimates.

Zelizer, Viviana A. Rotman. Bibliographic Citation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) (1929). Related Items in Google Scholar.

The Development of Life Insurance in the United States (New Brunswick, NJ: Transactions Books, 1983). Rotman Zelizer, Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States (New Brunswick, NJ: Transactions Books, 1983). II. The great depression and the new deal, 1929-1941. A. Antecedents: World War I and the 1920's. Milton Friedman and Anna J. Schwartz, A Monetary History of the United States: 1867-1960 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1963), chs. 5-6. Barry Eichengreen, Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression 1919-1939 (NY: Oxford University Press, 1992). George Soule, Prosperity Decade: From War to Depression: 1917-1929 (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1947).

The complex relations between money, human life, and death form the central themes of Morals and Markets. The process of monetarizing life remains a perplexing phenomenon. With lively detail Zelizer chronicles the fascinating development in the second half of the nineteenth century of the life insurance industry in the United States--one of the most unusual tales in the history of American business. This book portrays the controversial origins of the life insurance industry, which was once widely condemned and denounced by newspapers and religious leaders as sacrilegious and immoral.