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Synonyms for animalism

a preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires

Synonyms for animalism

the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature

preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites

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However, non-nudists often link social nudism with animalism, criminality, debauchery, chaos, transgression, deviance, hypersexual perversion, erotic oases, incivility, and rustic naivety (Andriotis 2010; Barcan 2001; Daley 2005).
Reports of the bodies of non-'white' people in the colonial era also frequently emphasised the animalism of their subjects.
Her philosophy, Lewis reveals in a note, is "[t]he bad semierotic kind of Romanticism-halfway between mere animalism and a real form of spiritualism and ready to lead you the whole way to one if you don't make her lead you the whole way to the other.
Modern Animalism: Habitats of Scarcity and Wealth in Comics and Literature.
She's motivated by the idea of animalism as a form of sensuality, and the view that humans are mere animals; or as she and others might have it, "animals are merely human."
Home, who expounded that the war was "basically, a contest between animalism and spirituality" and rallied that "with clear conscience and firm resolve we can face the coming bitter year" ("A Message from the President to the Members," vol.
Among the topics are animalism and the remnant-person problem, feelings about the self, empirical and conceptual clarifications regarding the notion of "core-self" from Gallagher's and Merker's behavioral-neuroscientific proposals, and the reality of the virtual self as interface to the social world.
At first the Seven Commandments of Animalism were imposed to guarantee equality between the different animals.
When representing the internal enemy, D'Annunzio polemically relies on both moral and physical concepts such as ignominy, fear, cunning, and animalism. Still, most of all, the enemy within is labelled as "the old people." As the war turns into a battle between the generations, D'Annunzio's position is similar to that of the pre-war interventionist coalition in which the most active groups, especially Papini, were those who claimed to represent "the Italian youth" and "the younger generations." They considered the war as an opportunity to destroy the unheroic Giolittian regime, cast away the restrictions of bourgeois existence and open the way towards an ill-defined but radically different future (Wohl 168).
He is a past President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics and is the author of Modern Animalism: Habitats of Scarcity and Wealth in Comics and Literature (2012).
"Through the ages, the African appears to have evolved no organised religious creed, and though some tribes appear to believe in a deity, the religious sense seldom rises above pantheistic animalism and seems more often to take the form of a vague dread of the supernatural.
That is why her retelling emphasizes the tragic vindictiveness inflicted on women who give birth out of marriage, especially if we scrutinize passages where the aunt is called "ghost" and "pig"-with animalism as a metaphor for seclusion from the realm of collectivity (Woman 5).
While it is true that early modern audiences may not have despised Bottom for his social aspirations, pretentions, or asinine animalism any more than modern audiences do, it is equally difficult to laud his rustic and bestial virtues outside their comedic context.
(26) Rojack's murder of Deborah is significant in its primal moment, or rather the animalism which subdues and destroys humanity, her speech, her emotions and senses, her aspirations to relationship and relationality.
The African population as constructed in the dominant discourse was/is one of savagery, animalism, and dangerousness that was/is confronted with lashes, whippings, lynching, and tarring.