Princeton Sociology Department







Viviana Zelizer
Lloyd Cotsen ’50 Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
120 Wallace Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540


“Human Values and the Market: The Case of Life Insurance and Death in 19th Century America .” American Journal of Sociology , 84 (November 1978): 591-610.

“The Price and Value of Children: The Case of Children's Insurance in the United States .” American Journal of Sociology 86 (March 1981): 1036-56. German translation, “Preis und Wert von Kindern: Die Kinderversicherung,” pp. 123-48 in Macht der Unschuld: Das Kind als Chiffre ( Wiesbaden : VS Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften, 2005).

“Beyond the Polemics on the Market: Establishing a Theoretical and Empirical Agenda.” Sociological Forum 3 (Fall 1988): 614-34.

“The Social Meaning of Money: `Special Monies'.” American Journal of Sociology 95 (September 1989): 342-77. Portuguese translation, “O Significado Social Do Dinheiro: ‘Dinheiros especiais.” In Rafael Marques and João Peixoto, A Nova Sociologia Económica ( Oreiras , Portugal : Celta), pp. 125-65.

“Repenser le Marché.” Actes de la Recherche en sciences sociales 94 (September 1992): 3-26.

“The Creation of Domestic Currencies.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 84 (May 1994): 138-42.

“Payments and Social Ties.” Sociological Forum 11 (September 1996): 481-95.

“The Purchase of Intimacy.” Law & Social Inquiry 25 (Summer 2000): 817-48.

“Enter Culture.” In Mauro F. Guillén, Randall Collins, Paula England, and Marshall Meyer, editors, The New Economic Sociology: Developments in an Emerging Field . ( New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2002), pp. 101-25. French translation, “Place à la Culture,” Interventions économiques 33, April 2006, special issue on economic sociology.

“La construction des circuits de commerce: notes sur l'importance des circuits personnels et impersonnels.” In Jean-Michel Servet and Isabelle Guérin, Exclusion et Liens Financiers: Rapport du Centre Walras . ( Paris : Economica, 2002), pp. 425-29.

“Kids and Commerce.” Childhood 4 (November 2002): 375-96.

“Circuits within Capitalism.” In Victor Nee and Richard Swedberg, editors. The Economic Sociology of Capitalism, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005, pp. 289-322.

“Culture and Consumption.” In Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg, editors. Handbook of Economic Sociology , second edition. ( Princeton , N.J. : Princeton University Press and New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2005), pp. 331-54.

“The Priceless Child Revisited.” In Jens Qvortrup, editor. Studies in Modern Childhood: Society, Agency and Culture. ( London : Palgrave, 2005), pp. 184-200.

“Intimité et économie.” Terrain 45 (September 2005): 13-28.

“Do Markets Poison Intimacy?” Contexts 5 (Spring 2006): 33-8.

(With Charles Tilly) “Relations and Categories.” Chapter for Arthur Markman and Brian Ross, editors, The Psychology of Learning and Motivation 47. (San Diego , CA : Elsevier, 2006): pp. 1-31.

“Ethics in the Economy.” Journal for Business, Economics & Ethics (zfwu) 1, 2007: 8-23.

“Circuits in Economic Life.” European Economic Sociology Newsletter 1: November 2006: 30-35.

Five essays (“Intimate Debts”, “Micromarkets”, “Women's and men's money: what difference does it make?”, “The Independence Myth”, “Personal Ties Matter”) in Credit Slips: A Discussion on Credit and Bankruptcy blog, October 30-November 3, 2006.

“False Taboos.” Huffington Post blog, May 6, 2007.

“Past and Futures of Economic Sociology.” American Behavioral Scientist 50 (April 2007): 1056-69.

“Reflections on Intimacy.” Accounts Economic Sociology Newsletter, Spring 2007.

“Undeafening the Dialogue between Economics and Sociology.” Economics- Sociology Workshop, Princeton University, February 5, 2007.



“Viviana Zelizer, L'argent social.” [extended interview by Florence Weber] Genèses 65 (December 2006):126-37.

“Viviana Zelizer, Le commerce de l'intimité.” [interview by Xavier De La Vega] SciencesHumaines 177 (December 2006):40-41.