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THE PURCHASE OF INTIMACY (engl.)

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O knjizi THE PURCHASE OF INTIMACY (engl.)

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 lifes 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 and worry to strike the right balance. For example, when a wifes income equals or surpasses her husbands, how much more time should the man devote to household chores or child care? Sometimes legal disputes arise. Should the surviving partner in a same-sex relationship have received compensation for a partners death as a result of 9/11?


 


Through a host of compelling examples, Zelizer shows us why price is central to three key areas of intimacy: sexually tinged relations, health care by family members, friends, and professionals, and household economics. She draws both on research and materials ranging from reports on compensation to survivors of 9/11 victims to financial management Web sites and advice books for same-sex couples.


 


From the bedroom to the courtroom, The Purchase of Intimacy opens a fascinating new window on the inner workings of the economic processes that pervade our private lives.

Uvez
tvrdi
Godina izdanja
2005
Broj stranica
356
Format
24x16 cm