It sets out in prose at once eloquent and analytical the colonial problematic, portrays the vicissitudes of decolonization, and anticipates, in tones of sovereign contempt, the emergence and renewed reifications
of the thought and actions of the postcolonial bourgeoisie.
Puisque grace a la dialectique complexe des processus sociaux, les reifications
en elles-memes non alienees peuvent, avec l'appui d'autres facteurs, exercer un effet d'alienation, a la fois et la reification
du droit en general et la construction d'un reseau de notions de << choses >> fictives et artificielles en particulier, peuvent constituer la source de forces d'alienation.
In Wenger's understanding such reifications
are contrasted with participation, the former being occasions when "we project our selves onto the world, and not having to recognize ourselves in those projections, we attribute to our meanings an independent existence" (58), and the latter being occasions when "we recognize ourselves in each other" (58).
As noted, markets, market structures, and market manipulations are reifications
(Weick, 1979, 1995).
require appropriate reflection schemas.
Interdisciplinarity was disciplined by the institutionalization of the "cultural studies" department, much as antiessentialist rethinkings of gender and race gave way to the punishing reifications
of identity politics.
The educational design dilemma is the choice of how to promote learning associated with the most technically difficult concepts: by having participants negotiate their meaning, by having participants study reifications
of their meaning, or through a combination of the two approaches.
can translate into making excuses for elites, as when Weiner writes that white women "could not shake off the racist assumptions of their culture" (87).
I have misgivings about the quality of subversion entailed by the kind of post-structuralist criticism of personal identity found in Molloy's confronting of the inevitable reifications
of the symbolic order with a pure, destructive imaginary, a total jouissance that will always exceed the clutches of the symbolic.
Once these reifications
have taken root, 'resistance' seems a real possibility (as if their reifications
are the same as ours) and the romance of the other is restored.
They are the "sandcastles," the reifications
which are constantly being reproduced, "as grammatical infrastructure and integrative superstructures upon which social life can thrive and grow" (p.
In it, Friedes proposed structural concepts that explained disciplines as reifications
of their literature as molded by the science paradigm.