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  • Mark Sagoff's Argument Analysis

    be commodified, and that in some cases they are even resistant to commodification. Non-human intrinsic values do not seem to be allotted the same courtesy or respect. This could be because of the distinction previously discussed by Rolston, where non-human intrinsic values like nature, can not be considered the same way as human intrinsic values, meaning they are more susceptible to commodification. However, Mark Sagoff, an environmental philosopher and economist, disagrees with this claim, and argues in his book The Economy of the Earth: Philosophy, Law and the Environment that the environment cannot be considered an economic good and therefore should be considered as an end in itself and be preserved. Sagoff’s views are consistent with views presented by Elizabeth Anderson with regards to the constraints set on markets, arguing for the ethical consideration of the environment. To begin, in chapter 5 of his book Sagoff’s argues for the…

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  • Social Media Commodification

    social media platforms like as Facebook exist as ‘free’ spaces for social interaction with our friends and family, freedom of expression, and connecting with other users. However, many scholars argue that the convenience of social media – where we can use Facebook without paying money– comes with the cost of our privacy and our free labour. User commodification are significant issues in studies of social media. In his book The Political Economy of Communication (2009), Vincent Mosco defines…

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  • Principle Of Commodification Essay

    information about “how the effects of the state institution and state policies operate to fulfill this general maintenance function.” (p. 51). In applying the method of power structure research, instrumentalists Marxist based on two theoretical principles taken from Capital volume I. These principles are the Principle of Commodification and the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation. The basic notion of the principle of commodification is the capitalism converts all use values to exchange…

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  • Commodification Of Imagination: Ethnography Of Backpacking

    “Globalization, Tourism and the Commodification of Imagination: Ethnography of Backpacking.” Adrian Nieoczym (2003). This study is a generalized type of approach in examining the Globalization, Tourism and Commodification of Imagination exclusively for the ethnography of the backpackers in the country of Columbia. Since this study is general the content of it discussed about the customs of individual cultures through the actual interviews from surreal backpackers gathered by Mr. Adrian Nieoczym,…

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  • Commodification Of Land And Labor By Tania Anesii Case Study

    ideas of the talk are about capitalism from above and below, the commodification of land and labour, and conceptions of counter-movements. Her knowledge and experiences of development studies are evident in the lecture…

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  • Ideological Hegemony And Social Media

    The field of communication is greater than simply a study of mediums. Some theorists argue that communication itself can be viewed as an action or process where our interpretation of reality can be “produced, maintained and transformed”. Central to our examination of communication studies are issues relating to media spaces where approaches to power are realized. Within modern day capitalism, social media has become so universally pervasive that its ideology and commodification are all but…

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  • Short Story The Sneetches

    In “The Sneetches”, it could be argued that Dr. Seuss is trying to make a point that it is not necessary for people to spend their money on something, for example a yacht or a Ferrari, only to show off their wealth, rather than something that they actually want for the usefulness of the item. By ending the story with the realization that it doesn’t matter what material possessions you have, Seuss could be trying to show that only once money is taken out of the situation can people ever be truly…

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  • Comparing Marx And Engel's Manifesto Of The Communist Party

    Commodity, as interpreted by Karl Marx, is “an object outside us, a thing that by its properties satisfies human wants of some sort or another” (pg 26 of Capital). Capitalism involves the commodification of everything. In capitalism society, labour is considered as a form of commodity as labour is being “bought” by the bourgeoisie by giving working class wages in return for their work done. The working class, however, are not paid accordingly for their commodities and this is wrong according to…

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  • Graffiti Culture Analysis

    Graffiti and Commodification Culture: an Analysis From eye-catchingly vivid, rainbow hued designs spread across facades of brick and stone, to illegible names and phrases haphazardly scrawled in subway cars and on stop signs, graffiti is meant to be seen. In a world where even art is commodified -- fine art pieces can fetch up to 300 million dollars in auctions – graffiti symbolizes to many a tactical form of resistance against consumerism in art and society. Although graffiti artists who do…

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  • A Brave New World Dystopian Analysis

    Throughout the novel, society’s main focus in their lives is their occupation, “the World State’s motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY” (Huxley 1). The population’s primary expectation is to maintain a productive and hard-working body to form a perfect rewarding society. The motto includes two significant focuses: community and stability. “Community” is the formation of the citizens to work as fruitful and long as possible to produce the most joy for everyone as a whole. “Stability” is the…

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