commodification

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commodification

the process by which goods and services are increasingly produced for the market. Compare SUBSISTENCE ECONOMY.
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She asserts that "[u]nequal distributions of wealth make the poorest in society, with little to offer in the marketplace, more likely to commodify themselves--their bodies for sex, their reproductive capabilities, their babies, and parental rights.
At its very foundation, liberal democracy depends on the ability of the person to commodify him/herself and to exchange a portion of individuality for gains assessed to be more valuable.
Rather than provide any sort of real culture for the queer community, you commodify our sexuality into one big corporate media sale.
This enables transnational corporations to control and commodify something that until now was relatively free or inexpensive.
Commodify Your Dissent: The Business of Culture in the New Gilded Age, Salvos From the Baffler Edited by Thomas Frank and Matt Weiland New York: WW.
Gabriela has in the past opposed pageants and other festivals that exploit women as these are 'tools to commodify women' and use competitions to publicize the 'commercial use of women's image' in products and services.
As Frank noted in the 1997 compendium of early Baffler articles, Commodify Your Dissent, the purpose of the journal is to "confront the pomposiries of power.
In discussing the Amoretti, she argues that the tendency of blazons to commodify women, as in sonnet 15, "Ye tradefull merchants," is criticized within the sequence.
The book ends with frightening articles about how professional lobbyists, following a soulless creed of consumption, commodify U.
What they say is we want to commodify, to put a pecuniary value on, the work that women do outside the markets, because if it's not commodified, not monetized, it's not recognized in our society as productive work.
because it frankly admits with every absurd inch of videotape that it exists solely to commodify everything it touches, and this transformation of the imagination and spirit into Product is the heart of the American story in the 20th century.
This work describes attempts to commodify Poland's welfare state--the infrastructure, services, and employees of the public health system, state schools, pension system, public housing and transportation.