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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Individuals who do not engage in universal monetary commensurability or commodification may not have the preferences assumed in those models.
However, one result of heavy commodification in librarianship is quite likely an increased distance between a core professional elite that is concerned with maintaining and upgrading the increasingly centralized knowledge and physical resources of the profession--algorithms, databases, indexing systems, repositories--and a larger but peripheral group that provides actual client access to those resources.
Because commodification has also been raised as a separate objection to patenting, I will deal with this as a separate heading.
While rigid party loyalties make for undemocratic practices, the outright commodification of Senate seats is a scandal and damages the core of Pakistan's democratic evolution.
However, for both queer and straight Habaneros the commodification of intimacy may signal a potentially "dystopic future in which everyone faced the challenges of daily life and state control alone" (p.
Hepting (Associate Professor of Computer Science and an Associate Member of the Film Department at the University of Regina, Canada), Free Knowledge: Confronting the Commodification of Human Discovery" is a clarion call for awareness of how corporations in the name of commercial profiteering are seeking to subvert and expropriate information in our increasingly knowledge-based economy and it's supportive political and educational systems.
As Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani noted, the commodification and marketisation of land works in favour of those who can afford to purchase land, but of the poor peasant?
In contrast, environmental studies specialist Keely Maxwell views the well-oiled commodification of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in an intriguing argument that the commodification of the tourist is a natural next stage in the tourism trade that gives agency to the host and constructs a new resource made up of the visiting tourists themselves.
The initiative is aimed at shedding light on the widespread commodification of women in the advertising world.
Until this corporate commodification of all human relationships is recognized and confronted, any thought of a renewal or revival of moral values, traditional or otherwise, remains mere idle and utopian speculation.
Wordsworth, Commodification and Social Concern: The Poetics of Modernity.
To achieve these objectives, this paper is conceptualized in two broad analytical frameworks-cultural commodification and fashionalism.