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The purchase of intimacy [electronic resource] / Viviana A. Zelizer.

By: Zelizer, Viviana A. Rotman.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xi, 356 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781400826759 (electronic bk.); 1400826756 (electronic bk.); 0691130639; 9780691130637.Subject(s): Couples -- Finance, Personal | Interpersonal relations -- Economic aspects | Financial security | Couples -- Finances personnelles | Relations humaines -- Aspect �economique | S�ecurit�e financi�ere | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Personal Finance -- Money Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Personal Finance -- Budgeting | Partnerrelaties | Interpersoonlijke relaties | Intimiteit | Economische aspectenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Purchase of intimacy.DDC classification: 332.024/01/0865 Other classification: 77.63 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Encounters of intimacy and economy -- Intimacy in law -- Coupling -- Caring relations -- Household commerce -- Intimate revelations.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-345) and index.

Encounters of intimacy and economy -- Intimacy in law -- Coupling -- Caring relations -- Household commerce -- Intimate revelations.

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.

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