One weakness in Christian liberation epistemology is a tendency to construct and reify
a duality between those who are preferred by God and those who are not, a duality that makes it difficult, practically speaking, actually to love each person unconditionally in the way that Jesus taught.
So, while they reify
the life of foetuses, the lives of women are not something about which they are concerned.
In a distinctly Lukacsian manner, Said seeks to show the means, the processes, by which Zionism has managed to reify
both Palestine and Palestinians.
Second, as the study of religion has pointed out over the last thirty years, post-Enlightenment talk about religious traditions tended to reify
or essentialize them.
Also described were situations where participants employed a discourse of 'manning up' to exert power over others with disregard for potential repercussions and deploy power to affirm and reify
their own hyper-masculine identities.
This claim seems a cruel indictment of both Hughes and the Migration, even as it seeks to reify
Hughes's reputation as being the poet of the urban black masses.
Bakhtin's notion of carnivalesque is used to examine how contradictory spatio-temporal contexts of GGW function as spaces that offer the opportunity to momentarily transgress and simultaneously reify
white bourgeois norms of femininity.
If you can avoid getting lost in the technicality and get past the tendency to reify
mental disorder (the chapter is built around whether one "'has a mental disorder"), the chapter appeals to the fanatic in logic.
A reading of Piers Plowman discloses how the institutionalization of Franciscan ideals tended to reify
the sign of absolute poverty, which in turn tended, socially, to nullify the virtue of such poverty.
God is Red is a call to members of indigenous nations to reify
their traditions and traditional beliefs.
The paper concludes that textbooks tend to present versions of reality that embody certain interests, reify
certain interpretations and value judgments, and give promise to specific pieces of information while rendering others invisible or distorted.
Freud's 'great discovery' was to reify
unconscious processes into unconscious things like a mathematician who still believed that it was possible to find the square roots of negative numbers.