fetishism


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a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)

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sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)

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A few years later, in 1927, he wrote down his theory about fetishism.
Anthropologists have discussed the question of whether traditional animism has been replaced by modern money-based fetishism, (21) but I will leave this question alone and focus on the need for a revisited Christian pneumatology in the context of fetishization.
The Church has become a sort of metonymy of the history of Yekaterinburg, that is why the Church is a kind of the narrative fetishism.
He looks at not escaping the science, growth fetishism, the consumer self, many forms of denial, disconnection from nature, whether there is a way out, the four-degree world, and reconstructing a future.
Franke, 1948]) and according to three key concepts: the Reformation notion of idolatry, the nineteenth-century concept of fetishism, and the idea of "disenchantment " put forward by Max Weber as a defining feature of modernity.
He compares homosexuality, bisexuality, and heterosexuality with pedophilia, zoophilia, gerontophilia, necrophilia, and fetishism, as he considers all of those forms of sexual orientation.
However, if her income permits, she's willing to set her shoe fetishism aside to splurge on a modern piece of jewellery that she can wear with anything.
He was dismissive of the plans for a referendum on the Alternative Vote system, saying: "To recall a phrase, 'It's the economy stupid' - not constitutional fetishism that is important at this time.
It is often a form of fetishism - in the same way some men have a fetish for shoes.
Known for unusual fetishism around costumery and choreography, the Spookies redefine masculine boofiness with such tawdry anthems as Don't Stand Between A Man and His Tool and Stop Scratching it (You're Only Making It Worse).
In his book Fashion and Fetishism--Corsets, Tight-Lacing and other Forms of Body Sculpture (2006) David Kunzle argues that constriction of a part of the body, whether the torso or, as in China, feet constitutes fetishism, whereby the erotic instinct fastens onto a part of the body (or clothing).
There are also sections on Economics, Religion, Sexual Perversions (exhibitionism, fetishism, sadism, transvestitism, voyeurism), and a section for such terms as Murphy's Law, Pollyanna, Catch-22, and yahoo.
Those who proudly identify themselves as "polymorphous perverse" will not be satisfied even if every vice--sadism, fetishism, pedophilia, bestiality--is freely permitted; it must then be accepted and promoted (by government, with taxpayer funds) as natural and good.
As I say, I'm an out-and-proud Objectophiliac and so I believe this too, but I have a very narrow focus to my fetishism.