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  • n. Alternative spelling of valorisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act or process of attempting to give an arbitrary market value or price to a commodity by governmental interference, as by maintaining a purchasing fund, making loans to producers to enable them to hold their products, etc.; -- used chiefly of such action by Brazil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of placing a value upon (something); valuation; the act of fixing the price of (some commodity). See the extract.


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  • University of Lethbridge sociologist Trevor Harrison studies how Canadians and Americans view their armed forces and finds Canadians inching closer to their neighbours with what he calls a valorization of the military, especially at sporting events.


  • This results in the "valorization" - Marxist jargon for value enhancement - "of all that which renders the life of an individual unique" - which is to say our concern for our uniqueness, our identity in social contexts, becomes a kind of value-generating capital, or rather a circulating commodity.


  • And the price went way down and they instituted something called valorization, where they held coffee off the market and that worked temporarily.

    Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World

  • The "valorization" of capital now takes place 24 / 7, in leisure time as well as in work time, in the processes of circulation and consumption, no less than in those of "production" proper.

    Warren Ellis

  • "valorization," a governmental scheme of Brazil, by which the public treasury has assumed to purchase and hold a certain percentage of the coffee grown there, in order to prevent a decline of the price.

    All About Coffee

  • Even though this denial has to some extent to do with Habermas’s understandable fight with the ghost of Heidegger, he seems now to turn this into a new orthodoxy, thereby showing how critical theory is incapable of critiquing its very foundational presuppositions such as valorization of rational argumentations, performative competence, validity claims and linguistic intersubjectivity instead of emotional intersubjectivity Craib, 1998.

    Jürgen Habermas, Sri Aurobindo and Beyond

  • Yea, though Iapetus walk through the valorization of the shagbark of deathwatch

    23rd Psaltery

  • He specified "narrative premise," and it's his valorization of this element that I criticized.

    Turning Pages

  • Why is the valorization of a contingency beyond necessity, as we'll see Agamben defining it, not routed back through the heightened literary convolutions of "phonetic spelling" after all, in instances more ambitious and self-searching than that of Stoker's Cockney botcher?

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Either the valorization of accumulation, profit, and the subjection of human beings to mechanistic systems will wind down into the sort of dystopia so widely and lavishly depicted to scare us witless; or we will awaken from our trance, take a deep breath to dispel the catecholamines, use our big neocortices to recognize that we still possess the resources, intelligence and skill to enact a redemptive vision—and then do it.

    Annals of The Culture of Politics: Tea and Empathy


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  • Government price-fixing.

    May 16, 2008