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It is really about Commodification.  A real dish for connoisseurs. It is not clear whether it is a small body or a large plate. the one that looks like a small chicken served frosted is a woman’s body with all the attributes in plain sight.

Head hands and feet are mutilated as befits a cooked animal, emphasizing the feminine attributes, protagonists of human commodification.

Commodification is the transformation of goods, services, ideas and people into commodities, or objects of trade. A commodity at its most basic, according to Arjun Appadurai, is “any thing intended for exchange,” or any object of economic value. People are commodified—turned into objects—when working, by selling their labour on the market to an employer. One of its forms is slavery. Others are, the trading with animals and body parts through formalised or informalised organ transplant.

Commodification is often criticised on the grounds that some things ought not to be treated as commodities—for example education, data and knowledge in the digital age.

The Marxist understanding of commodity is distinct from its meaning in business. Commodity played a key role throughout Karl Marx‘s work; he considered it a cell-form of capitalism and a key starting point for an analysis of this politico-economic system.[14] Marx extensively criticized the social impact of commodification under the name commodity fetishism and alienation.

Mercificazione del corpo delle donne: quando l’apparenza prende il posto dell’essenza

The lesson of Walter Benjamin, in his classic The Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, we now happen: since we can endlessly play the works of art – and to create an art of reproduction such as photography – then art becomes a political issue, because you can direct to the masses. And where there are no political masses. The mutilated body of the woman is deliberately served on a china plate in turn rested on a doily embroidered crochet.

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