Tag: commodification

A Trinket, a Trifle, and a Novel New Disciple: Fandoms and Consecrated Commodities

The Familiar Strange , April 10th, 2022


Religious commodification is an arena that has gained increasing interest among social scientists, especially where religious symbols and artefacts are being appropriated by both adherents and non-adh…


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Ep #75 The Anthropologists Perspective on Nomadland & Commodified Mothers: This Month of TFS

The Familiar Strange , May 16th, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Ep #75 The Anthropologists Perspective on Nomadland & Commodified Mothers: This Month of TFS This month familiar stranger Tim kicks us off by pondering…


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#Book Symposium: Tasting Qualities

Ishita Dey , October 23rd, 2020


How does one reproduce the taste, smell and appearance of any craft based/ industrially produced food commodity? Tea is one of the many beverages with roots in colonialism….


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#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Tanya Matthan , October 23rd, 2020


Sarah Besky’s ethnographically and historically rich study of the Indian tea industry begins with a deceptively simple question: what makes a good cup of tea? The answer, it…


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A Future History of Water: An Interview with Andrea Ballestero

colinhoag , October 13th, 2020


A Future History of Water By Andrea Ballestero, Rice University 248pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof. Andrea Ballestero about her recent book…


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Surfing vs. the commodification of everything

Ryan , July 19th, 2017


Tom Curren, logo-free, 1991. Photography by Tom Servais. Do you ever think about the first time a concept really stuck for you? Not the first time you heard…


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The four hundred dollar fish

Ryan , July 26th, 2015


Mercado de Mariscos-Ensenada by Flickr user Rebeca Anchondo. Creative Commons 2.0 License. When you see piles of fresh fish in a market, do you ever ask yourself whether…


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