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talisman

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a small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power

an irrational preoccupation

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a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body

a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

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Some authors who share this comment contend that kleptomania and other impulse-control disorders may have something in common with fetishistic behaviors, and that fetishism may be the basis of kleptomania (10,111.
The coward stands at the border between fetishistic fascination and language.
But if, as I assert, transvestic behavior is most clearly defined by the fetishist's wearing of his fetish object (often before a mirror) to engage in a fantasy of being the illusory phallic woman, what can I possibly mean by the phrase "transvestism in its most fetishistic forms"?
It's not that there are no flaming queens or fetishistic transsexuals.
While she does suggest that feminist cyborg conceptions--such as Donna Haraway's cyborg and cyberzine geekgirl--recode dominant cultural narratives to subvert hegemonic hierarchised dualisms, she maintains that in popular film and literature the female cyborg suggests a male fetishistic fantasy about feminine sexuality that is highly sexualised and potentially destructive.
Despite Jean Hagstrum's contention that "Keats delights in consummation," I contend that foot episodes document the conversion in Keats's poetics of "normative" early nineteenth-century modes of mature desire and sexual fulfillment into a "boyish" erotics that is voyeuristic, fetishistic, and deferred.
For Zizek, it is more the case that we consent to share in the fetishistic hallucination as a practical way to participate in commodity culture's everyday theatre of consumption.
Colonial administrators therefore discredited local rituals as "fetishistic," but only as they ignored their own fetishistic investment in the power of commodities as critical tools for "civilizing" Africans.
Here you'll find ruminations on NYCB and modern dance; on NYCB and New York intellectuals; on photographer George Platt Lynes's fetishistic, nude reenactments of Balanchine works; on "watching music" and the making of Agon.
Keller's focus has always been on the perfect crafting of perfect ingredients--tiny, edible, fetishistic performances of, say, a single quail egg with a single spear of asparagus.
Yet social consequences are bound to flow from the ubiquity of increasingly fetishistic erotic material, and I doubt many of them are good.
Between 1945 and 1955 he taught at Laval University in Quebec, alternately suffering from the Canadian winter and from what he took to be a fetishistic attitude toward St.
God has shown us that the resurrected life is different from our society's fetishistic preoccupation with beauty and strength.
Almost any newly translated French or Italian philosopher becomes fashionable, regardless of whether appropriate or not, and is hailed with a fetishistic fusillade of anachronistic footnotes.