Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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The reification of late capitalism--the transformation of human relations into an appearance of relations between things--renders society opaque

—p.212 Reflections in Conclusion (196) default author
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8 months, 4 weeks ago


The soldier could then take refuge only in reified duty--'I don't like it, but it is my duty'

—p.77 The Limits of Neighborhood (73) default author
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8 months, 3 weeks ago


Instead of reifying this process as an expression of eternal standard-economic laws, I treat it as the outcome of distributional conflict between classes.

on the neoliberal revolution

—p.xv Preface to the Second Edition (vii) default author
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10 months ago


contradictions fissure this crystal palace of reified economic and political realities

pretty

—p.35 Old Gods, New Enigmas (7) default author
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6 months, 4 weeks ago


a reified world of autonomous simulacra

—p.206 Don't Compare, Identify: David Foster Wallace on John McCain (199) missing author
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1 year ago


the reifying shackles of apocalyptic discourse

—p.87 "Then Out of the Rubble": David Foster Wallace's Early Fiction (85) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago


Reification means "that a relation between people takes on the character of a thing and thus acquires 'phantom objectivity', an autonomy that seems so strictly rational and all-embracing as to conceal every trace of its fundamental nature: the relation between people"

citing Lukacs (History and Class Consciousness)

—p.79 Dallas Smythe and Audience Labour Today (74) default author
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6 months, 4 weeks ago


To account for the gap, Lukács developed the notion of reification, extending Marx’s analysis of the ‘fetishism of the commodity form’ in Capital.

—p.81 Part II: The 1920s (65) default author
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10 months ago

from disenchantment to the ultimate reification: the making of thing into human and human into thing with the result that humanity, ultimately, is expendable

—p.74 Part II: The 1920s (65) default author
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10 months ago


Much of contemporary political economy clings to a reified notion of scarcity as an objective condition with respect to objectively needed material requirements of life

—p.209 How to Study Contemporary Capitalism? (201) default author
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9 months, 3 weeks ago


Žižek adopts the Marxist argument of ‘reification’ developed, in particular, by Lukács in History and Class Consciousness (1923).

—p.187 Equality as Event (169) default author
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9 months, 2 weeks ago


It was the beginning of a 'reification' of the literary work, the treatment of it as an object in itself, which was to be triumphantly consummated in the American New Criticism.

—p.44 The Rise of English (17) default author
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8 months, 4 weeks ago


dissolving the reified appearance of capital

—p.65 default author
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6 months ago


Wage-earners, businesses and states are facing the same process of reification which, being humanly untenable, will necessarily give rise to new juridical responses

—p.112 The Social State (99) default author
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10 months, 1 week ago

having reduced the perimeter of social justice to quantitative measures, compensating in time or money for a reification of labour that is judged necessary according to the principles of the social state

—p.110 The Social State (99) default author
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10 months, 1 week ago


A few years later, the analysis of reification of History and Class Consciousness (1919–1923) will offer a Marxist way out from those contradictions

—p.41 Meaningless Necessities (39) missing author
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11 months ago


on the one hand, they thematize reified features of a much more complicated social totality, and on the other, they demand functional interpretation in order to be grasped from an ideological perspective

classic Jameson speak

—p.102 Aesthetics of Singularity (101) default author
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11 months ago


deconstructive remedies are in principle dereifying, as they aim to destabilize invidious status distinctions

—p.77 Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics: Redistribution, Recognition, and Participation (7) default author
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7 months, 1 week ago


institutions and practices that have been reified [...] so that they seem to be constants of human existence, beyond the reach of reform through intentional human action

—p.87 The Limits of Social Constructivism (87) default author
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7 months ago

These expectations in as sense define what the PC has become--its reified form--so that we forget that each item on the list was the outcome of a choice and that other possibilities were neglected in the process.

—p.93 The Limits of Social Constructivism (87) default author
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7 months ago


To the degree, for example, that states are reifications are mental conceptions

—p.197 The Geography of It All (140) default author
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9 months, 2 weeks ago


Capital is accumulated labor (in its materialized form or its "incorporated," embodied form) which, when appropriated on a private, i.e., exclusive, basis by agents or groups of agents, enables them to appropriate social energy in the form of reified or living labor.

—p.1 default author
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8 months ago


The human seems to have been reified by time

—p.21 W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz (16) default author
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10 months, 1 week ago


Yet this was true only of the work of art’s form. Since its content inevitably reflected the reified world around it, it could provide no lasting source of redemption.

on art as a potential source of human value

—p.22 Questions and answers (1) default author
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11 months, 1 week ago

Nietzsche, however, believed neither in mega-entities nor in everyday ones. He thought the very idea of there being distinct objects, such as God or gooseberries, was just a reifying effect of language.

—p.6 Questions and answers (1) default author
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11 months, 1 week ago


the reification of the bourgeois world in the forms of the generalized ‘commodification’ of social activities

—p.56 Ideology or Fetishism: Power and Subjection (42) default author
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9 months, 2 weeks ago


we succumb to the mechanism of reification, in the course of which we forget the best thing of all. That turns a part of the process into an absolute

—p.14 The Role of Theory (1) by Max Horkheimer
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6 months, 3 weeks ago


To argue that the opinions of all people of the same ‘race’ matter equally in a specifically Western debate is to reify the Western construct of race as unerringly real.

—p.1 I am not one billion Chinese people, nor are they me (1) missing author
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10 months ago


its task would be to overturn capital (but capital as a reified social relation)

—p.149 Domination, Liberation (105) default author
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11 months ago