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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6443.2009.01341.x|
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The market for life assurance did not emerge "naturally" from a particular problem of the allocation of resources, it had to be made. Life insurance had to appear desirable and reliable. This involved the circulation of a variety of advertising media, one aspect of which was the fabrication of grand offices as headquarters for life assurance companies. These buildings and their widely-circulated images were part of a process of making life assurance appear prudent and proper, but more importantly secure. Through this fabrication of the liberal market, the City of London was transformed into a centre of commerce and finance.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 The Authors|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Sociology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
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|Date Deposited:||30 Jun 2009 12:58|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 20:50|
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