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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.
Commodify Your Dissent: Salvos from the Baffler by Thomas Frank (Editor), Matt Weiland (Editor); W.W.
The book ends with frightening articles about how professional lobbyists, following a soulless creed of consumption, commodify U.K.
There are two problems with most of these books: first, their authors lack a true connection with the subject and are so mired in theoretical ideas that they do little more than commodify what they claim to analyze.
Enron was able to take the idea and run with it, building value upon the ability to successfully commodify and transfer risk into areas such as weather derivatives and even an attempt into the broadband sector, which in the end proved to be one of Enron's mistakes.
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.
The buzz word in UHC financing remains PPPs a 'rent-seeker's dream' to commodify people's access to services.
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." Examples abound here.