Others, myself included, have discussed celebrity as a kind of art, providing narratives that reify themes and ideas in the culture much the way myths do.
Eighteenth-century lawmakers, however, had different aims; they wanted to reify hierarchies of race, class, and status.
Our fourth and final point is that it is not clear why market participants should suddenly forget the arbitrary way the conventional judgment is formed once it has been established (and reify the price it supports).
For instance, one can avoid the generic ‘he’ in one's writing but nevertheless, using other words, reify the social categories female and male and the current relationship between them as natural and essential.
Once we have made up categories or concepts, however, it is easy to reify them - that is, it is easy to treat them as real and universal and to forget that we made them up.
Normally due to our delusions, we reify things.
In the end, accountability groups provide for many of the men a sense of equality with their fellows even as they serve to reify particular types of social hierarchies.
I'll discuss our tendency to reify categories after we create them and our tendency to exaggerate the differences between the categories that we create.
Proper gender and class hierarchies are, however, only temporarily suspended in the play's world and restored in the genre's conventionally happy endings that reify English culture as patriarchal and imperial.
The so-called postmodern world has reified the worst aspects of capitalism, which no longer faces the restraints of a concerted working-class challenge.