- Title Pages
- Introduction The Lives behind Economic Lives
- Part One Valuation of Human Lives
- 1 Human Values and the Market
- 2 The Price and Value of Children
- 3 From Baby Farms to Baby M
- 4 The Priceless Child Revisited
- Part Two The Social Meaning of Money
- 5 The Social Meaning of Money
- 6 Fine Tuning the Zelizer View
- 7 Payments and Social Ties
- 8 Money, Power, and Sex
- Part Three Intimate Economies
- 9 Do Markets Poison Intimacy?
- 10 The Purchase of Intimacy
- 11 Kids and Commerce
- 12 Intimacy in Economic Organizations
- Part Four The Economy of Care
- 13 Caring Everywhere
- 14 Risky Exchanges
- Part Five Circuits of Commerce
- 15 Circuits within Capitalism
- 16 Circuits in Economic Life
- Part Six Appraising Economic Lives: Critiques and Syntheses
- 17 Beyond the Polemics on the Market
- 18 Pasts and Futures of Economic Sociology
- 19 Culture and Consumption
- 20 Ethics in the Economy
- Published Works of Viviana A. Zelizer on Economic Sociology
- (p.275) 13 Caring Everywhere
- Economic Lives
Viviana A. Zelizer
- Princeton University Press
This chapter identifies a theoretical and empirical agenda for care investigators, starting with an attempt to specify the concepts of care, intimacy, and work. What exactly do we mean by intimate labors and carework? It then examines the variability of sites where care exists, both paid and unpaid. Within intimate labor, it distinguishes four different sites for personal care: unpaid care in intimate settings, unpaid care in economic organizations, paid care in intimate settings, and paid care in economic organizations such as hospitals, day-care centers, and doctors' offices. These four sites differ significantly in the character and organization of intimate labor. The chapter emphasizes confusions that have arisen in thinking about differences among these four sites.
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