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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
... and as a site of secular emancipation. It makes possible a series of analogies between the social and the religious as well as between the commodity and the fetish. This essay does not assert that, as discursive formations of the modern state, secularism and religious freedom were exported and globally...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 167–179.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to psychological and psychoanalytic approaches. In this interview—occasioned by the publication of Emotions as Commodities: Capitalism, Consumption, and Authenticity (2017)—Illouz retraces her intellectual itinerary, from the 1980s to the present, in light of her relationship to social critique. At first...
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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
.... 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. In oblique relation to Benjamin's question about alle- gory...
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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
... Caribbean is an exemplary work that reads colonial archives against the grain to center Black knowledge producers and practitioners. Anna Winterbottom’s study of china root is one example of scholarship that traces global commodities through multiple regions and traditions, providing a more...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 June 2011
... 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 as the transformation of students’ future...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2003
... fixed to particular kinds of physical places.' Two 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...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 219–232.
Published: 01 June 2011
... 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 meant...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 June 2017
... possible to put these five theses to the test. ☾ ☾ ☾ In Technics and Time, 2 , I argued 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...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 121–155.
Published: 01 June 2018
... . Böhme insists on what he calls “staging value” as a distinct feature of postwar capitalism in affluent societies, separate from use-value and exchange value but also from Baudrillard’s sign-value, which he argues recognizes the importance of commodities’ symbolic exchange value (what its consumption...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 57–105.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to that "blunt thinking" advo- cate of agit-prop, Bertolt Brecht. The new intimates death and imitates the commodity; it doubles the one and couples up with the other. With two such drastically heteronomous forces bearing down upon it, one may wonder how art is to retain its critical-monadological...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 171–196.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that through the heart blood circulates, that is touched on in this passage. Circulation is the medium of iterability, and vice-versa. Not the circulation of capital or commodities, which is ultimately based on appropria- tion, but a circulation that cannot be reappropriated by an individual...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 137–151.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., it is the labor required for the production of commodities that regulates their exchange in a capitalist market. Inasmuch as workers sell their own capacity for labor in the mar- ket like a commodity, through the wage bargain, competition even- tually sets its price—the wage—at a level...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 15–43.
Published: 01 December 2016
... at the aggregate miscellany of the city, which, Matsuda emphasizes, now becomes visible as such, and therefore— “that is to say”— “as a landscape.” Landscape here is more than one big, beauti- ful commodity— the scene of circulation— plus the labor that drives it. It is that, and the rest...