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Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children

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Book Description

In this landmark book, sociologist Viviana Zelizer traces the emergence
of the modern child, at once economically "useless" and emotionally
"priceless," from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Having established laws
removing many children from the marketplace, turn-of-the-century
America was discovering new, sentimental criteria to determine a
child's monetary worth. The height... More
Book Information
PublisherBasic Books
BindingPaperback (3 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages288
Publication Date05/1987
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About Viviana A. Zelizer (Author) : Viviana A. Zelizer is a published author. Published credits of Viviana A. Zelizer include Pricing the Priceless Child : The Changing Social Value of Children.
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