If commodification is endemic to the logic of capitalism, it is perhaps because the space of the sacred—that which cannot have a market value affixed to it—has apparently receded. Still the idea that commodities are born from secular revelations suggests that there is plenty more to be said about the “metaphysical subtleties” and “theological niceties” that occasion their arrival.
Michael Ralph; Commodity. Social Text 1 September 2009; 27 (3 (100)): 78–84. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2009-013
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