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com·mod·i·fy

 (kə-mŏd′ə-fī′)
tr.v. com·mod·i·fied, com·mod·i·fy·ing, com·mod·i·fies
To turn into or treat as a commodity; make commercial: "Such music ... commodifies the worst sorts of ... stereotypes" (Michiko Kakutani).


com·mod′i·fi′a·ble adj.
com·mod′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

commodify

(kəˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commodities: you can't commodify art.
comˌmodifiˈcation n
Translations
kommodifizieren
상품화하다

commodify

[kəˈmɒdɪfaɪ] vttransformer en objet
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It would point to the social and class implications of the spread of literacy under Protestant sponsorship, the challenge to clerical authority in religion, and the very beginnings of a sense of religion as a material and commodifiable market.
I have also described neoliberalism as an imperial and colonizing set of constituent discourses (marketization, privatization, deregulation, commodification) that is constantly deployed with the aim of reframing and re-making more areas of life in its own image: that of the market and of private, commodifiable goods (Davidson-Harden, 2009b).
For the cartridge exists outside of a market economy and thus is driven by no commodifiable forces such as those condemned by Jameson and Hyde.
These markets and systems make the translation of "Chinese culture" necessary, while also rendering that culture eminently alienable and commodifiable, capable of being consumed across culturally specific boundaries.
Is this suprasensibility or effect of something like blackness also potentially linked to the kind of commodifiable affect we've been talking about?
Moreover, what is mocked here is precisely the desire for Buddhism to be something for us--for Tantra to fulfill capitalism's dream of commodifiable spirituality.
as though their cravenness for fame, to become commodifiable, so easily translates into some sort of documented tell-all because to speak of horrors is still to speak of something.
On the one hand, they granted a new visibility to the ephemeral text as a potential object of value because the most prestigious sacral books had become displaced, fugitive, subject to appropriation and in some cases purgative recontextualization--all books were in a sense now "ephemeral"--and on the other, they reinforced ephemerality as a way of defining the limits of value in the market economy of print, particularly the boundary of the "unidentifiable mass of material" that is not commodifiable.
In contrast to research funded by corporate interests, this relationship between the laboratory and defense strategy has helped to improve our understanding of lobsters and other animals as more than commodifiable products through experiments like the one described.
268) For Heymann, fixation is what "creates both an author and a commodifiable subject, neither of which exists as a legal entity in copyright law before the act of fixation occurs.
The "picturesque", thus, can be seen as a peculiarly modern aesthetic category, one whose pleasures are tame yet exotic, commodifiable within a universal exchange system of capital that multiplies differences as infinitely diverse and graduated flavours of the familiar.
Both Appadurai and Palumbo-Liu founded influential ideas about how cultural products circulate: Appadurai theorizes how globalization opens access to new media networks, building a consumer base for these media; Palumbo-Liu contends that pluralist multiculturalism quiets the progressive politics of marginalized literatures, making it more commodifiable.