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  1. commodification(Noun)

    The assignment of a commercial value to something previously valueless.


  1. Commodification

    Commodification is the transformation of goods and services, as well as ideas or other entities that normally may not be considered goods, into a commodity. The Marxist understanding of commodity is distinct from the meaning of commodity in mainstream business theory. Commodity played a key role throughout Marx's oeuvre, he considered it a cell-form of capitalism and a key starting point for an analysis of this politico-economic system. The earliest use of the word commodification in English attested in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1975. Use of the concept of commodification became common with the rise of critical discourse analysis in semiotics.

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  1. Commodification

    The social process by which something or someone comes to be regarded and treated as an article of trade or commerce.

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