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The Social Meaning of Money: “Special Monies”

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that the utilitarian approach to money is a theoretical and empirical straitjacket. Money belongs to the market, but not exclusively so. And while money is indeed an objective ... More


Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book investigates how the politics of immigration, health care, and welfare are intertwined. Documenting the formal return of the immigrant as a “public charge,” or a burden upon the State, the ... More


The Politics of Immigrant Reproduction

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

in Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter begins by framing the social context of immigrant women's reproduction within major welfare and immigration reforms in the 1990s. It outlines the history of “public charge” ... More


The Politics of Public Charge

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

in Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter investigates the impact of public charge fears on low-income pregnant immigrant women's access to Medi-Cal. It begins with a more detailed discussion of the Medicaid fraud detection ... More


Are Grazing Lands ‘Wastelands’?

Rita Brara

in Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673012
eISBN:
9780199081813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673012.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter questions the statist and tehno-centric representation of grazing lands as ‘waste-lands,’ since the ephemeral vegetation of such lands is still critical to the subsistence of women, ... More


Why Is the History of Philanthropy Not a Part of American History?

Olivier Zunz

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Historians of the United States neglect philanthropy, and this is a puzzling omission. It is not totally ignored. We find informed treatments of big money philanthropy in biographies of some major ... More


The Health of the Welfare State

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

in Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter analyzes the role of immigrants in what is left of today's welfare state, focusing on pregnant immigrant women's experiences with the Medicaid eligibility process in California. ... More


All Roads Lead From Olancho to Swine’s: The Making of A Latino/a Working Class in The American South

Vanesa Ribas

in On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282957
eISBN:
9780520958821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282957.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter contextualizes Central American migration to the United States, describing especially the work and migration histories of women from Honduras and El Salvador. The “ethnic succession” ... More


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