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Insurance Era – Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America - Chicago Scholarship Online
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Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America

Caley Horan

Abstract

This book charts the history of private insurance in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century. Focusing on the marketing, investing, and underwriting activities of select segments of the industry, it argues that private insurers played a central, but often overlooked, role in shaping American economic and social life.

Keywords: insurance industry, risk, privatization, neoliberalism, insurance discrimination, social welfare, governmentality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226784380
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226784410.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caley Horan, author
Massachusetts Institute of Technology