The Purchase of Intimacy

The Purchase of Intimacy

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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 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 a.
Publisher: Princeton University Press,
ISBN: 9781400826759
1400826756
9780691130637
0691130639
9780691124087
0691124086
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 356 pages) : illustrations

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