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reify

To regard (something abstract) as a material thing.
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To reify its thoughts of self, the mind also reifies its thoughts of others, routinely mistaking its own self-concerned, partial thoughts of other persons for their whole being.
Arguing against any tendency to reify and oppose writing and speech, Smith commands an extraordinarily broad range of texts, some familiar, some newly brought to light by his skillful research.
Materialists and others who decline to reify culture will not accept some of the ideas and principles that underpin Miller's description and analysis.
But whereas Poirier argues that Sahlins concentrates on exogenous phenomena for his analyses, she focuses on internal stimuli that shape myth, commonplace non-events that reify and rework the Ancestral Past.
Abu Lughod at one point in the introduction raises the issue of being herself a bicultural or "halfie" anthropologist and whether such a voice may be truer than that of the complete outsider or the insider who has espoused an Islamist position (both of whom presumably reify categories).
For demographic, geostrategic and cultural reasons alike, A Sense of Siege warns against efforts to reify either religions or "civilizations," and highlights the variety of political tendencies which exist both in Euro-America and among Muslims in the Middle East, and the former USSR, and South Asia.
Feminist argumentation studies have frequently been limited in significant ways because of tendencies to reify gender stereotypes.
But what we tend to reify - even to the extent of imputing it to other animals - as The Family is more usefully and accurately seen by anthropologists as only one of a very large variety of actually functioning kinship and household systems.
By the term family the authors reify the notion of cultivation ("their father .
is a valid cultural pursuit because it helps to reify something that otherwise would be entirely vitiated by the phallocentric discourse?
Meisel's favorite verb seems to be reify, which also appears as a noun (reification) and as an adjective (reifying), and his favorite noun is apparently symbolization.
These partners include ID Partners, Entology, TWG Consulting, Reify, iZehn, Syntel, Vizuri, Ettain Group, Aaxis, Synch Solutions, Adaptive Team Collaboration, and Titan Technology Group.