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Economic Lives by Viviana A. Zelizer

Title Economic Lives
Author Viviana A. Zelizer
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2010-09-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 1400836255
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the past three decades, economic sociology has been revealing how culture shapes economic life even while economic facts affect social relationships. This work has transformed the field into a flourishing and increasingly influential discipline. No one has played a greater role in this development than Viviana Zelizer, one of the world's leading sociologists. Economic Lives synthesizes and extends her most important work to date, demonstrating the full breadth and range of her field-defining contributions in a single volume for the first time. Economic Lives shows how shared cultural understandings and interpersonal relations shape everyday economic activities. Far from being simple responses to narrow individual incentives and preferences, economic actions emerge, persist, and are transformed by our relations to others. Distilling three decades of research, the book offers a distinctive vision of economic activity that brings out the hidden meanings and social actions behind the supposedly impersonal worlds of production, consumption, and asset transfer. Economic Lives ranges broadly from life insurance marketing, corporate ethics, household budgets, and migrant remittances to caring labor, workplace romance, baby markets, and payments for sex. These examples demonstrate an alternative approach to explaining how we manage economic activity--as well as a different way of understanding why conventional economic theory has proved incapable of predicting or responding to recent economic crises. Providing an important perspective on the recent past and possible futures of a growing field, Economic Lives promises to be widely read and discussed.

Title History and Economic Life
Author Georg Christ
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-03-18
Category History
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9780429015441
Language English, Spanish, and French
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History and Economic Life offers students a wide-ranging introduction to both quantitative and qualitative approaches to interpreting economic history sources from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Having identified an ever-widening gap between the use of qualitative sources by cultural historians and quantitative sources by economic historians, the book aims to bridge the divide by making economic history sources more accessible to students and the wider public, and highlighting the need for a complementary rather than exclusive approach. Divided into two parts, the book begins by equipping students with a toolbox to approach economic history sources, considering the range of sources that might be of use and introducing different ways of approaching them. The second part consists of case studies that examine how economic historians use such sources, helping readers to gain a sense of context and understanding of how these sources can be used. The book thereby sheds light on important debates both within and beyond the field, and highlights the benefits gained when combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to source analysis. Introducing sources often avoided in culturally-minded history or statistically-minded economic history courses respectively, and advocating a combined quantitative and qualitative approach, it is an essential resource for students undertaking source analysis within the field.

Title Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life
Author Deborah M. Figart
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date 2013-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9780857930958
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The excellent list of themes and chapters in this volume reflects the maturity reached by feminist economics in its different dimensions. Based on the notion of social provisioning for all as the basic objective of economics, they represent a challenge to conventional economic thought and they show the importance of understanding theory, institutions, empirical work, and policy from a gender perspective. The global perspective provided through themes and authors is a very useful contribution to the literature. Lourdes Bener'a, Cornell University, US Standard economics has a narrow and distorted vision of what the economy is, and how it works. Gender scholars are on the forefront of developing better, more encompassing models of human provisioning for well-being. This volume presents a wonderful sampling of these new theoretical and empirical developments. Paula England, New York University, US This is an impressive collection that delves deeply and broadly into the myriad ways that gender shapes and alters economic lives and illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The chapters, by an exciting variety of researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners from numerous fields, present a consistent and persuasive vision of economic well-being as critical to the flourishing of all people. Myra H. Strober, Stanford University, US In the aftermath of global economic downturn, it has never been more important to understand how gender relates to economic life and well-being. This interdisciplinary collection of original research details key areas of intersection, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research and proposes avenues for further investigation. The Handbook illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The contributors academics, policy analysts and practitioners from wide-ranging areas of expertise discuss the methodological approaches to, and analytical tools for, conducting research on the gender dimension of economic life. They also provide analyses of major issues facing both developed and developing countries. Topics explored include civil society, discrimination, informal work, working time, central bank policy, health, education, food security, poverty, migration, environmental activism and the financial crisis. Economists, sociologists and political scientists will find this book to be an invaluable research tool, as will academics, researchers and students with an interest in economics particularly feminist economics gender studies and global studies.

Economies Of Death by Patricia J. Lopez

Title Economies of Death
Author Patricia J. Lopez
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-04-24
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781317616917
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and environmental systems, this book advances an intersectional theory of economies of death. A key feature of late-modern capitalism is its tendency to economically order certain human and nonhuman lives and environments, while appropriating and commodifying certain bodies and spaces in the process. Spanning the social sciences and humanities in its contributions and scope, each chapter shows how living beings and places are stripped down to the calculus of their end, with profound ethical and political implications for these entities and the world around them. From the genocide in Cambodia to the way some animals are considered ‘pets’ and others ‘food’; from September 11, 2001 and Afghanistan to the politics of redemption for prisoners and ex-racehorses in Kentucky, these case studies draw from and develop an enriched understanding of bio- and necropolitics, posthumanism, killability and grievability. In drawing together the objectification of humans, animals and environments (and the power-laden hierarchies that maintain this objectification), this volume highlights how death across these subjects informs and responds to broader geo-economic processes. This book aims to examine the reach of economies of death across such diverse subjects, challenging readers to consider the every-day calculus they make in determining whose lives mean more and why.

Title Economic Life and Progress in Ancient India
Author Narayanchandra Banerjee
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1945
Category India
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015055346921
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Money Myths And Change by M.V. Lee Badgett

Title Money Myths and Change
Author M.V. Lee Badgett
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2003-11
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 302
ISBN 0226034011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The common stereotype that lesbians and gay men are more affluent than heterosexuals is only one of many misconceptions that M. V. Lee Badgett debunks in this comprehensive work. Studying the ends and means of gay life from an economic perspective, she paints a more accurate picture than ever before of gay and lesbian standards of living, financial and family decisions, and professional lives, analyzing along the way the crucial issues that affect the livelihood of gay men and lesbians: workplace discrimination, denial of health care benefits to partners and children, the corporate wooing of gay consumer dollars, and the use of gay economic clout to inspire social and political change.

Title Government Control of Economic Life
Author David Kinley
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1936
Category Economics
Total Pages 418
ISBN UIUC:30112069713508
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Earthly Necessities by Keith Wrightson

Title Earthly Necessities
Author Keith Wrightson
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2000-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 372
ISBN 0300094124
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Wrightson describes the basic institutions and relationships of economic life in Britain, tracing the processes of change, and examines how these changes affect men, women, and children of all ages. Illustrations.

Title Socio economic Life of Orissa
Author Binodini Das
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category Odisha (India)
Total Pages 354
ISBN UOM:39015069193806
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A History Of American Economic Life by Edward Chase Kirkland

Title A History of American Economic Life
Author Edward Chase Kirkland
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1951
Category United States
Total Pages 740
ISBN UOM:39015004317866
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Economic Life in the Bombay Deccan 1818 1939
Author Rustom Dinshaw Choksey
Publisher Bombay : Asia Publishing House
Release Date 1955
Category Bombay (India : State)
Total Pages 227
ISBN UOM:39015001522930
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee

Title Poor Economics
Author Abhijit Banerjee
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2012-03-27
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781610391603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. Called "marvelous, rewarding" by the Wall Street Journal, the book offers a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty and an intimate view of life on 99 cents a day. Poor Economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.

The Myth Of Self Reliance by Naohiko Omata

Title The Myth of Self Reliance
Author Naohiko Omata
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 2017-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 194
ISBN 9781785335655
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For many refugees, economic survival in refugee camps is extraordinarily difficult. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative research , this volume challenges the reputation of a ‘self-reliant’ model given to Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana and sheds light on considerable economic inequality between refugee households.By following the same refugee households over several years, The Myth of Self-Reliancealso provides valuable insights into refugees’ experiences of repatriation to Liberia after protracted exile and their responses to the ending of refugee status for remaining refugees in Ghana.

Title The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America
Author Margit Ystanes
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2017-10-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 289
ISBN 9783319615363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, the book seeks to understand to what extent the turn to the left at the start of the millennium managed to challenge historically constituted configurations of inequality. A central argument in the book is that in spite of economic reforms and social advances on a range of arenas, the fundamental tenants of socio-economic inequalities have not been challenged substantially. As several countries are now experiencing a return to right-wing politics, this collection helps us better understand why inequalities are so entrenched in the Latin American continent, but also the complex and creative ways that it is continuously contested. The book directs itself to students, scholars and anyone interested in Latin America, economic anthropology, political anthropology, left-wing politics, poverty and socio-economic inequalities.

The Economic Thought Of Karl Polanyi by James Ronald Stanfield

Title The Economic Thought of Karl Polanyi
Author James Ronald Stanfield
Publisher Springer
Release Date 1986-10-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 162
ISBN 9781349184347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The democratic industrial societies face a deeply-rooted institutional crisis. The accepted ways and means of living lead to frustration and anxiety rather than creativity and joy. The roots of this crisis are political and economic. These societies contain economies that pervert and obstruct the human life process and polities that are subordinate to economic vested interests. Karl Polanyi was a Hungarian emigrho witnessed first hand the cataclysms to which this political economic crisis can lead. He created a powerful social economic theory to analyze this institutional impasse and lay the foundation for social reconstruction. This book reviews Polanyi's life and work, his contributions to the methodology of economics, his concepts of social integration, his theory of market capitalism, and his view of freedom in complex industrial societies.

An Infinite History by Emma Rothschild

Title An Infinite History
Author Emma Rothschild
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2021-01-26
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780691200309
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A history of the deep social and economic changes of France, told through the story of a single extended family, from the mid-eighteenth through the early twentieth century"--

Title Gender Society and Economic Life in Byzantium
Author Angeliki E. Laiou
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 1992
Category History
Total Pages 339
ISBN UOM:39015028896523
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The studies in this volume reflect the author's interest in history as it was lived: not only the social and economic structures, but the men and women, collectively and individually, who made them function. The role of women in Byzantine economy and society is found to be much more important than had been believed; their participation in trade and manufacturing is established, as is the role of aristocratic women in the economic affairs of the household; the question of female literacy is also discussed. Two studies on the Byzantine family, based in large part on the legal sources, examine the formation of matrimonial ties as well as the practice of divorce and concubinage in the 13th century. The second part of the volume is focused on the economy of exchange in Byzantium between 1204 and the fall of the Empire. Byzantine trade and manufacturing are placed in the context of the economic developments of the eastern Mediterranean, with the conclusion that, whereas the activities of Byzantine and Greek merchants were much more considerable than scholars had thought, they were subordinated to the needs of the Italian-dominated trade system, while Byzantine manufacturing declined. Les etudes assemblées dans ce volume reflètent l'intérÃat de leur auteur pour l'histoire telle qu'elle était vécue; non seulement en ce qui concerne les structures sociales et économiques, mais aussi les hommes et les femmes, collectivement et individuellement, qui permettaient à celles-ci de fonctionner. Le rà ́le des femmes dans la société et l'économie byzantine se révèle comme ayant beaucoup plus d'importance qu'on ne le pensait auparavant; leur participation au commerce et à l'industrie est un fait établi, tout comme l'est le rà ́le des femmes aristocrates dans les affaires économiques du foyer. Le thème de l'alphabétisation des femmes est aussi souevé. Deux études sur la famille byzantine, se basant en grande partie sur des sources légales, exa

The Economic Lives Of The Poor by Abhijit V. Banerjee

Title The Economic Lives of the Poor
Author Abhijit V. Banerjee
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Developing countries
Total Pages 28
ISBN OCLC:122567135
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This paper uses survey data from 13 countries to document the economic lives of the poor (those living on less than $2 dollar per day per capita at purchasing power parity) or the extremely poor (those living on less than $1 dollar per day). We describe their patterns of consumption and income generation as well as their access to markets and publicly provided infrastructure. The paper concludes with a discussion of some apparent anomalous choices. Keywords: Poverty, Development, Consumption Choices. JEL Classifications: O10, O15, O16.

Title The Thirteen Great Economic Business Myths That Dominate Our Lives
Author Sanford Kahn
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2007-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 56
ISBN 9780595439836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Myths--these unconscious or semi-conscious beliefs have a strong influence on how we orient our behavior and actions. The ones that seem to influence us the most are directed towards our personal lives. But, there are business and economic myths as well that have a profound impact on our decisions both personally and professionally. The problem arises when some of these myths are believed to be true when in actuality they maybe false or only partly true. For example, a popular myth explored by the book, is that we live in a world that is changing quickly. This myth is widely believe to be true, but in reality is only partially true. The goal of the book is to explore some of these business and economic myths and their accuracy. It is to give you a different point of view that is somewhat out of the mainstream of popular belief.