Talk:commodity

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commodity

rfv sense: "Anything useful in daily life" DCDuring 16:19, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

I think what is meant is consumer goods. I'll look for some quotes with this meaning. Algrif 16:59, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
  • [[1]] 2005, By William Leiss, Botterill, Jackie. Social Communication in Advertising: Consumption in the Mediated Marketplace Why do the good quotes always come from books with ultra-long titles? p.307
  • Referring to the work of Bourdieu, Zukin (2004,38) notes that shopping is much more than the purchase of commodities

2001, By Rachel Pain, Introducing Social Geographies. p. 26 Box 2.8

  • In human geography "commodities" usually refers to goods and services which are bought and sold. The simplest commodities are those produced by the production system just before they are sold.

1995, by James G. Carrier . Gifts and Commodities: Exchange and Western Capitalism Since 1700, p.122

  • If a key part of shopping is the conversion of anonymous commodities into possessions, shopping is a cultural as much as an economic activity.
Maybe I should have RfD-sense'd it instead. Sense 1: "Anything movable that is bought and sold." All of the above citations fit in that meaning. Sense 2 is the one that I don't get. I have put all of the quotations under the first sense for now. The RfV sense would include free goods, like air and acorns, as well as intangibles, like shelter and companionship. Does anyone use the word "commodity" so all-inclusively? DCDuring 17:41, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Whats missing then is the stocks, shares, and other tradeable items as opposed to stuff you buy for day to day living. Algrif 18:18, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Stocks and shares are not commodities in stock exchange lingo. On the contrary, the term "commodity" is used to distinguish primary products (=commodities) from them. Added quote to #2. Its a rare but existing sense. Perhaps the wording could be better. Hekaheka 06:55, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Since no comments have appeared, interpreted as passed. Hekaheka 23:59, 11 April 2008 (UTC)