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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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Chalkey and Powell (1983) have reported that 13 referrals of 48 fetishistic cases came from the courts, probationary service or police, and that only 14 were self-referrals, disregarding referrals for other reasons.
The male thong, I think, we can dismiss as a fetishistic irrelevance in the context of such a serious discussion.
He has uprooted his family -- ostensibly doting wife Evelyn (Lucy Cohu), predatory teen daughter Zoe (Felicity Jones, sporting a wig left over from "Pulp Fiction") and Zoe's twin Mark (Harry Treadaway), an emo habitu(hrt) who has a fetishistic thing for his portly middle-age neighbor (Melanie Hill) that is bizarrely reciprocated -- and dragged them to the seemingly idyllic Meadowlands.
This portal will feature the nuanced musing of such personages as Matt Ball, Shaun White, and Hawk himself in a technologically fetishistic kit that, combined with Sling Box, might just be the first place to get current skate rids off of a site for selective personal broadcast on any TV anyplace in the world.
The results are sometimes playful, occasionally fetishistic and strangely peaceful (below).
While fetishistic practices have marked civilizations since time immemorial, Etxebarria and Nunez Puente situate at the turn of the nineteenth century fetishism's modern manifestations and dominance because that is when the new bourgeoisie invented a symbolic system centered on the object as mediator of its reality.
Half fetishistic, half religious icon, this image is the essence of Che's martyrdom for the cause of socialist revolution.
If no regression occurs because of constitutional factors, genital impulses are displaced into hysterical behavior or fetishistic perversions.
In basic terms, fetishistic transvestism is defined as the wearing of clothes of the opposite sex (cross dressing) in order to obtain sexual excitement.
The word Otaku is defined as "a withdrawn and eccentric young man whose focus is his fantastic and fetishistic universe.
The straps on a woman's shoes, a boy's bad teeth, a girl's bandaged finger: these are the partial features that linger in his fetishistic imagination after examining a series of photographs.
Set in 1970s London, that novel concerns an Irish teacher's determined anti-bourgeois immersion in decadent French writing while his wife engages in a fetishistic affair that ultimately revitalizes their marriage.
Fernbach is also interested in the way in which fetishistic fantasies can 'articulate specific anxieties and play out certain cultural crises' (33).
Fetishistic photographer Helmut Newton has spilled the beans on his famous subjects.
Another fiction that Steele disputes is the pervasiveness of fetishistic tight lacing associated of fetishistic tight lacing associated with stern, stunning s/m mistresses.