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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 163–197.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and represents, however, is not the whole of a frictionless and seamless accumulation of capital but a nonsynchronous, polemical, and critical totality of struggle and antagonism. Sekula turns the shipping container from a stand-in for a system of commodity circulation to an allegorical sign of the continuing...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 395–428.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... Likewise, and inversely, while Brown’s original account of art’s internal overcoming of the commodity-form provides a generative way to rethink aesthetics in modernism’s wake, it rests on a periodizing claim for the total domination of the capitalist market that equivocates on whether artistic labor can...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2014
... as relentlessly secular, commodities, money, status, cultures, nations, states, and even civilization may be sacralized. Each of these claims, for which I have offered only the pith, has a backstory involving a great deal of theoretical and historical Brown...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 217–245.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of their relationship with nature. If Marx defines precapitalist religion as a natural religion or a religion of servitude, how does he define capitalist religion? Commercial abstraction corresponds to a specific form of religion. Commodity fetishism is therefore not the religion of capital. The religion...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 245–266.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... Under capitalism, life is worth only what the value form can procure from social time after having constituted itself on the dead labor of the living. Socially necessary labor time, as contained in the commodity form, is translated into money in a transactional moment in which that time finds its...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 167–179.
Published: 01 June 2019
... on the transformation of romantic feelings in twentieth- and twenty-first-century North America and Europe, demonstrating their social and historical nature in opposition to psychological and psychoanalytic approaches. In this interview—occasioned by the publication of Emotions as Commodities: Capitalism, Consumption...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and derivation? The monetary characters in the eighteenth-century object narratives generalize in advance what Marx would later call the “language of commodities” ( Warensprache ). For Marx too made commodities speak, using the figure of prosopopoeia in the chapter of Das Kapital dedicated to fetishism...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 161–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... with the famous “Lord- ship and Bondage” section of the Phenomenology, and then by his- toricizing Hegel’s theorizations of sacramentality and fetishism and relating them to Marx’s analysis of the commodity. Chapters 3 and 4 both off er persuasive accounts of a thoroughly materialist...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 143–182.
Published: 01 December 2003
... on foreign loans to fund its various moderniza- tion development projects for attracting greater investments of transnational capital. Tom's redemptive moral value can not be understood apart from the local economy within which he circu- lates as a sexual commodity, as well...
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Qui Parle (2007) 16 (2): 97–130.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of a critical and ultimately deeply political response to capital. Benjamin was preoccupied, in his initial explo- ration of these questions, with the figure of allegory, which becomes, in his texts on Baudelaire, the linguistic equivalent of the 100 JENNIFER BAJOREK commodity...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 June 2021
... paradigm backward to his theory of cognition. Hayek tried to forward the following lines of argumentation: (1) The economic problem is about the limited knowledge of free individuals that establish the optimal price of commodities on the basis of incomplete information. (2) Knowledge is acquired through...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 17–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., consumption, and destruction of commodities (and now qualities and services) over- whelm the human needs they aim to address. We are in this moment and have been for some decades, if not centuries. What is needed is both a politics, one that addresses political parties and economic...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... If the artist becomes the ambassador of the mute world, only language will help him to complete the decontextual- ization of the object, from the silent land of commodities into the meaningfulness of the art world. Words are in charge of bringing the spectator to the metaphysical wasteland located...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 405–417.
Published: 01 December 2019
... study of china root is one example of scholarship that traces global commodities through multiple regions and traditions, providing a more comprehensive account of knowledge production. Winterbottom is attentive to the classification of china root within Chinese medical texts, in Ayurvedic medicine...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 June 2011
... intervention precisely because it is unequal, exploitative, violent. Understanding the exploitative nature of today’s credit relation- ships requires that we understand privatization not simply as the reduction of the “value” of education to a commodity or a person- al investment, but also...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 June 2023
... decade in Empire of the Periphery . Simon Clarke, from a quite different theoretical orientation, also argues that “what brought the crisis [of the Soviet system] to a head was . . . [not] internal factors, but the external factor of the development of world commodity and financial markets...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2003
... aspects of this description should be emphasized. First, print culture is inherently tied to the physicality of print media. This physicality structures all aspects of the human encounter with mass-produced print commodities. This means that, again follow- ing Benjamin, even though printed...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 219–232.
Published: 01 June 2011
... by creating the conditions for social, technological, and economic progress has now been replaced by the narrow view that education is a commodity for sale to individuals who can afford it, and use- ful only insofar as it can be exchanged for a job. This shift in phi- losophy has...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2023
... though they have been contemplated at length. 14 Take, for example, the opening line of Capital , volume 1: “The wealth of societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails appears as an ‘immense collection of commodities’” ( C , 125). This statement, which appears apropos of nothing...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 June 2017
... that information, in the modern sense that appeared in the nineteenth century with press agencies and telecommunication networks, is first and foremost a commodity that loses value with time —in the course of that time during which it is disseminated into a space where it is broadcast or diffused. This space...