Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children

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Pricing the Priceless Child The Changing Social Value of Children In this landmark book sociologist Viviana Zelizer traces the emergence of the modern child at once economically useless and emotionally priceless from the late s to the s Having established
  • Title: Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children
  • Author: Viviana A. Zelizer
  • ISBN: 9780691034591
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 heightIn 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 heightened emotional status of children resulted, for example, in the legal justification of children s life insurance policies and in large damages awarded by courts to their parents in the event of death A vivid account of changing attitudes toward children, this book dramatically illustrates the limits of economic views of life that ignore the pervasive role of social, cultural, emotional, and moral factors in our marketplace world.
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    Cos racconta Viviana ZelizerTutto avviene nell arco di qualche decennio, e non senza difficolt Tra fine Ottocento e inizio Novecento.A un certo punto e questa cosa nota ai bambini non pi permesso lavorare.Attivit fino a questo punto considerate normali o formative, contributi ovvi all economia della famiglia, furono riclassificate e rilette come sfruttamento immorale A prescindere da quantit o qualit dell attivit stessa Ragazzi di quattordici anni impiegati in commissioni part time o bambine di [...]

    Pricing the Priceless Child calls upon us as social workers to consider two fields of study that we ordinarily have little contact with sociology and economics At least in my experience, modern training in social work is dominated by psychology Students learn primarily about individuals and how to work with their most direct and intimate social systems To learn about child welfare as a social worker is to essentially take a crash course in developmental psychology think Erikson and the like An i [...]

    In this book Viviana Zelizer looked at children through the eyes of the adults around them primarily through the eyes of their parents According to Zelizer s main thesis, the value that parents have placed on their children has changed in time from one based on economic contribution, to one based on sentimental value In order to best demonstrate her thesis, Zelizer closely examined adult reaction to child death, the creation of child labor laws, the difficulty inherent in selling child life insu [...]

    I don t know how rigorous as a scholarly piece, but it s fun to read It s about how the economic value of children has been determined since the late 19th century, and her argument is to emphasize the cultural dimension, refuting Aries and others common notion that the smaller the number of children, the valuable they become.

    An insightful work on the various attitudes and meanings attached to children childhood in the past two centuries Unfortunately it was somewhat repetitive and disorganized it would have made a great article.

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