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Consumer culture and Commodity fetishism: theory of value and identity

26/ 04/2017

Commodity fetishism is the process by which mass produced goods are emptied of the meaning of their production and then filled with new meanings in ways that both mystify the product and turn it into a fetish object. 2,604 more words


Bitcoin as Commodity Fetishism

Omar Eliud Villarreal Robledo’s 2016 thesis The Ontological Sociology of Cryptocurrency: A Theoretical Exploration of Bitcoin has yielded some interesting insights, applying a sociological lens upon the 21st century pecuniary techno-phenomenon of cryptocurrency – Bitcoin being the object of analysis – and its ontological characteristics. 436 more words



By 2038, the world no longer used razor blades.

At least, not for the removal of bodily hair.

This was not because humanity had – finally – relinquished its socially constructed obsession with beauty standards and polished appearance. 157 more words


American Realness: Where is the Economic Real Talk?

The festival features dance, theater, performance, and song-based performance artists who employ experimental tactics in their performance works. These include performative realness, self reflexivity, make believe, transformation, the ecstatic body, and an interplay between spectacle and banality.

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‘The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception’, or, the Lifeblood of Capitalism

The most troubling aspect of Capitalism I find to be its ability to permeate every corner of our reality, but specifically the cultural sphere. Capitalism has not always been the leading socio-political and economic system, and its advent was not sudden: it slowly colonized our minds, to the point that even art, that is supposed to be the noble expression of human nature, has been commodified. 520 more words


Teenage girls, capitalism, commodity enchantment, and ambiguous spaces of resistance.

But every song’s like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care; we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams… 654 more words


Ethical consumption under capitalism

There is no ethical consumption under capitalism. This is a key argument put forward by the left, and one which I agree with. But that doesn’t mean that you should do nothing. 413 more words