Commodity

Winn, Joss (2021) Commodity. In: Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility. Routledge. ISBN 9780367629564

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This chapter discusses the peculiar nature of the ‘commodity’. I start by chopping the word down to its etymological roots and then reanimate it as the ‘commodity form’. In order to explain a single word, I have to introduce others: labor-power, abstract labor, socially necessary labor time and value. I then discuss the commodity of education, students as consumers and as producers. Finally, I conclude that the university (or college, or school) is a fetish that conceals the pervasive social power of the commodity-form.

Keywords:commodity, Marx, value, commodity fetishism
Subjects:L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:42074
Deposited On:17 Aug 2020 09:48

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