Viviana Zelizer

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Viviana A. Zelizer, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, 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 with sexual intimates.

Major works[edit]

  • Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy, Princeton University Press. (2010). ISBN 978-0-691-13936-4
  • The Purchase of Intimacy, Princeton University Press. (2005). ISBN 0-691-12408-6
  • The Social Meaning of Money: Pin Money, Paychecks, Poor Relief, and Other Currencies, Basic Books. (1994). ISBN 0-465-07891-5
  • Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children, Pinceton University Press. (1985). ISBN 0-691-03459-1
  • Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States, Columbia University Press. (1979). ISBN 0-231-04570-0

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