Recent Examples on the WebDangerous demagogues use reification to position opposition as less than human, thereby denying their standing to criticize or object.
Jennifer Mercieca, The Conversation, 19 June 2020 Does the reification of objectivity and detachment in the discipline serve to reinforce status hierarchies more than produce sound science?
WSJ, 12 Sep. 2018
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