commodification

(noun) The act or process of changing of something into a commodity that can be bought and sold.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: commodifications
  • Within the social sciences, commodification typically has a negative connotation, referring to things that should not be commodities such water or education.
  • Also called commoditization (commoditisation).

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How to Cite the Definition of Commodification

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “commodification.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/commodification/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

commodification. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/commodification/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “commodification.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/commodification/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“commodification.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/commodification/>.