❴PDF❵ ✩ Regulated Lives: Life Insurance and British Society, 1800-1914 Author Timothy L. Alborn – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Regulated Lives explores the British life insurance industry's changing assessments of the values and risks of human life between 1800 and 1914 Timothy Alborn's uniue study uses insurance practices to Regulated Lives explores the British life Life Insurance eBook ☆ insurance industry's changing assessments of the values and risks of human life between and Timothy Alborn's uniue study uses insurance practices to demonstrate how Victorian ideas about the lived experience altered both to accommodate and resist elements of modernity such as statistical thinking medicalization and capitalist bureaucracyThe nature of Victorian life insurance companies meant that their customers were both consuming subjects and objectified abstractions Policyholders Regulated Lives: ePUB ✓ were active consumers of a product as well as passive objects which were evaluated for 'risk' in the objective and homogenizing terms determined by the industry By examining how salesmen actuaries and doctors utilized their differing conceptions of what the various aspects of people's lives meant Regulated Lives suggests that the very complexity of modern commercial and social institutions produces space where individuality can flourish.
- 439 pages
- Regulated Lives: Life Insurance and British Society, 1800-1914
- Timothy L. Alborn
- 07 April 2014 Timothy L. Alborn