The Identitization of Meaning.

Today, I would like to talk about the phenomenon I call “identitizing.” Identitizing is taking a thing (it could be anything, a book, movie, song, experience, food, anything at all) and grounding the importance, significance, and meaning of that thing in terms of the social identity of either the person who made the thing or the person interpreting the thing. Identitizing as a concept accepts the following two ideas:

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