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    Midterm: Part One Karl Marx is known for his work on commodity fetishism. A commodity is an object considered to be merchandise or a possession. Marx referred to a commodity as having its’ exchange value determined by how much labor and time was put into producing that certain object or desired item. The fetishism part of a commodity is defined as the habitual act of characterizing commodities with possessing qualities that are human-like or larger than life. Marx sees commodity fetishism as people defining themselves by the things they own. These commodities can include luxury cars, large houses, jewelry, etc. Karl Marx thought this idea of being defined by our possessions was contemptible. Marx also thought it was trivial to have things people…

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    Thinking of painting your bedroom? What color are you considering? You may want to take a minute and think about your color choices and what they can do for you. Color can make an impact on you whether you know it or not and depending on how much time you spend in your bedroom, your color choices can affect you in a positive or negative way, all day, or all night long. If your bedroom is your sanctuary, the place you go into to get away from it all, then you may want to consider the color…

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    That key aspect is the norm which “is something that can be applied to both a body one wishes to discipline and a population one wishes to regularize” (Foucault 252-53). In a population, there are always norms, traditions, and customs. If one were to act outside of these norms, one might face a degree of estrangement or alienation. As humans, we are social creatures so individuals and populations will adhere to norms in order to fit in with the rest, thus these norms essentially hold power over…

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    The sign I chose was plastered on the side of a bus and read “UPGRADE YOUR LIFE!” from the company Tamarack Homes. In this sign, the advertisement is trying to convince consumers to build their own homes or buy a brand new home built by their company. The reason I chose to write about this sign is because it reminded me of Karl Marx and his theory of capitalism, or to be more specific, commodity fetishism. Although society today is past the times of the industrial revolution, capitalism is still…

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    Imagine that you are a heterosexual male living alone. You start heading to the bedroom and open the drawers. Inside those drawers you pull out a bra, some make-up, a thong, and other stuff that female wears. As you put those garments on, you feel very sexual and a good feeling comes over you. You turn around, fall on the bed, and proceed to masturbate which then ends into a wonderful orgasm...all while wearing female clothes. But, here’s the catch, you enjoy doing this every single day! …

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    Forster and Le Guin, in their short stories “The Machine Stops” and “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” respectively make many assumptions about human nature in regards to what people seek and value most. Both texts, set in Dystopian and Utopian futures, present the Marxist ideas of commodity fetishism, alienation and modernity as it relates to the human need for happiness, security and spirituality and/or religiosity. The futuristic worlds that both authors set up in their short stories deal…

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    Aguilar, Kimberly English 28 Professor Aksoy Commodity Fetishism Draft Commodity Fetishism is everywhere we go. Its on magazines, billboards and even on T.V. A simple plain T-shirt can cost up to ten dollars but once a a company labels it with their logo, the shirt can cost up to three times the original amount. Its not just on clothes but on electronics, accessories and beverages. Many people will buy things just because of the brand. The company will advertise it in a way to get the…

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    Sexual fascination of highly specific body parts. Pedophilia Sexual preference for prepubescent children Sexual masochism Wanting to be humiliated, beaten, bound or otherwise made to suffer for sexual pleasure Sexual sadism In which pain or humiliation of another person is sexually pleasing Transvestic fetishism Arousal from clothing associated with members of the opposite sex Not otherwise specified These include a variety of paraphilic behaviours such as: partialism; zoophilia(animals);…

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    not allow for the worker to exercise their creative nature. Finally alienation is seen in today 's society because workers according to Marx, becomes alienated from humanity as a whole. “ the proposition that man 's species nature is estranged from him means that one man is estranged from the other, as each of them is from man 's essential nature”( Marx). Another concept Marx studied that we still see in modern capitalism is commodity Fetishism. A commodity according to Marx is a mysterious…

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    In this stage people rely on supernatural agencies to explain things that are unexplainable. It is believed that the universe is “not governed by invariable law of sequence but by single and direct volitions of beings, real or imaginary, possessed of life and intelligence”(Maheshwari, 2013). People believe that all phenomena are created and influenced by gods and supernatural forces. According to Comte “all theoretical conceptions, whether general or special bear a supernatural…

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