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What does Marx mean by the “fetishism of commodities”?

Dobra, Alexandra (2010) What does Marx mean by the “fetishism of commodities”? [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

The present paper aims to analyse Marx’s concept of “fetishism of commodities” by explaining the mechanism of a social genesis of determined illusions, arising in the sphere of production and circulation of commodities. It highlights the existence of an auto-sustained autarkic system of 4 variables – reification, objectification, duplicity and habit - sustaining and leading to the fetishism of commodities.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Marx, Fetishism; Commodities; Social Relations; Reification; Duplication.
Subjects:JOURNALS
Philosophy > Epistemology
ID Code:7127
Deposited By:Dobra, Alexandra
Deposited On:22 Nov 2010 14:18
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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