She explores how black women and girls struggle with and against each other to resist stereotypes and create their identities in a sociopolitical context that commodifies
, objectifies, and devalues them.
83) True, for some aspects of commodification--most prominently price tagging--commodification is indeed an all-or-nothing decision: it is the very decision to price tag, rather than the actual price, that commodifies
the act or the attribute.
In either case, "art" and "artist" generally figure as antagonistically opposed to an "institution" that incorporates, co-opts, commodifies
, and otherwise misappropriates once-radical--and uninstitutionalized--practices.
Unlike that transitional period of filmmaking, when Hollywood took more risks--testing the counter-culture waters, trying to find material and styles that would consistently lure audiences, and willing to give power to "auteurist" (political) visions--today Hollywood commodifies
to such a degree that almost all mainstream Hollywood films coalesce around profit (safe) formulas: blockbusters franchise films (sequel mania
The on-going public policy debate seems determined to ignore the fact that prostitution is a cruel and inhumane practice that commodifies
girls and women, eroticises rape, and, having designated some women as throwaways, targets them for the most extreme violence.
For her the practices of curiosity include "gossip, an unregulated exchange of an unverified information that commodifies
others; hoarding, usury, and idleness, conceived as vicious kinds of acquisition that feed off society for personal gain; occult investigation, the pursuit of prohibited information about life beyond, before, or after death; and the public assertion of professional identity, the colonization of values by self-defined experts.
Apart from the fact that IVF is itself immoral in that it commodifies
the child, separates the procreative and unitive function of the marriage act, and dishonours marriage, IVF can result in the death of nine out of ten embryos, which are discarded.
Josie'' nails the same feeling even better and, in its one nod to realism, commodifies
and commercializes it for your enhanced enjoyment.
Like Corregidora, then, Mutt controls Ursa's sexual desire at the same time that he commodifies
her sexuality and rearticulates the site of her racial identity.
Some times the pattern involves bananas, sometimes cattle, maybe citrus, African oil palm, or rubber trees--a variety of commodifies
, similar politically if quite distinct biologically.
Each repetitive image illustrates Bea's success and further commodifies
In her later work, Morrison highlights the lack of vocabulary to speak the experience of the enslaved self as well as the often perilous relation of the former enslaved to a historically specific language which commodifies