[-empyre-] Creation of value through action

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Wed Jun 4 12:45:52 EST 2014

Hi Tim and welcome to empyre. It was great of you to agree to share your
work on labor and cultural commodities but can you help us understand how
sound making and sound making is at the crux of this argument?  Looking
forward to more.  Renate

On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 7:41 PM, Timothy Taylor <tdtaylor at ucla.edu> wrote:

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> Hi all
> The creation of value through action is what I am actually concerned with.
> I have come to think that cultural commodities are commodities like any
> other, since they are produced as commodities. And if they are produced as
> commodities, then the labor that produces them is productive labor in
> Marx’s classic sense; it’s not somehow special as “creative” labor or
> “immaterial” labor or “affective” labor (I have found all of these
> arguments unconvincing because they are ahistorical, and seem to rely
> mainly on the theorist's belief that things used to be different back in
> the day, but today, everything has changed). I do think, however, that
> cultural commodities differ from other sorts of commodities in how people
> value them. Or perhaps I should say, how people create value for them.
> That’s my opening salvo!
> Tim
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Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,
(contracted since 2004)
Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office:  306
Ithaca, NY  14853
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