Saturday, October 27, 2007

What is Viviana Zelizer reading?

The latest contributor to Writers Read: Viviana A. Zelizer, Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and author of publications including The Social Meaning of Money, Pricing the Priceless Child, Morals and Markets, and The Purchase of Intimacy.

One book she mentioned:
Charles Tilly’s Credit and Blame, forthcoming by Princeton University Press. The book pushes beyond Tilly’s marvelous, widely-read previous book Why? to show how people assign moral values, negative and positive to other people’s actions. What are we doing when we blame someone for anything from a personal slight to a physical disaster such as Katrina?
Details are not available yet for Credit and Blame, but earlier this year Tilly applied the Page 99 test to Why?

Read more about The Purchase of Intimacy at the Princeton University Press website and learn more about Viviana Zelizer's research at her faculty webpage.

The Page 99 Test: The Purchase of Intimacy.

Writers Read: Viviana A. Zelizer.

--Marshal Zeringue