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By exploring the significance of the early modern beard (or lack thereof) through myriad registers of value--humoral, erotic, sexual, gendered, spiritual, legal, political, racial, and economic--Johnston meticulously reveals the ambivalent, unstable, complex, and contradictory meanings of the ways the beard was fetishised as a social construct in early modern England.
The men I've worked with who have been fetishised by women - Idris, Jude Law, Antonio Banderas - when you meet them they are interested in you and you feel like you're the only person in the room.
In a land that fetishised the automo- bile, someone ran an ad for a car with the headline "Lemon.
Institutional power is not denigrated, and lateral coordination is not fetishised, but the need to create space for the latter within the former is recognised as a radical demand since it undermines the competitive and individualist premise of liberal political thought.
What need for memory or a fetishised past when the now is darkened by an apartheid menace?
Oil refining tends to be fetishised by governments.
For capitalist production to be possible commodities have to be fetishised.
Her image is fetishised as that which is somehow inherently different, completely distanced from mainstream fashion imagery which in its very banality has the power to wear us down.
Welcoming Gunnoe's findings, Aric Sigman, a psychologist and author of The Spoilt Generation: Why Restoring Authority will Make our Children and Society Happier, said: "The idea that smacking and violence are on a continuum is a bizarre and fetishised view of what punishment or smacking is for most parents.
Although he admires poststructuralism and postanarchism, Newman is surprisingly critical of posthumanism, arguing that 'these developments should not be fetishised or seen as a form of liberation, as those harbingers of the "post-human" cyber age are wont to do' (43).
The features mentioned above serve to immerse the viewer in fetishised simulated environment, but it is the film's coda which ultimately defines the viewer's relation to that world.
Hence the over-circulation of paper money, in quantities disproportionately large both to the gold and silver which backed it, as well as to the stock of commodities in the nation; Smith castigates the 'over-trading of some bold projectors' as cause of this inflationary phenomenon, as well as symptom of this fetishised view of money.
Gone are the fetishised joints of earlier steel frames, the coverplates and linkages of Stansted.