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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Commodity fetishism has today reached global proportions; this is what we now call 'globalization,' the integration of human affairs into a 'global free market.
It's this reinforcement that makes commodity fetishism so harmful; as an ideology, it acts as a kind of "spell" that keeps people blind to capitalism's abuses against workers.
Partialism, a paraphilia NOS characterized as sexually arousing fantasies, urges and sexual behaviors with an "exclusive focus on part of the (human) body, " was historically included as part of a broader definition of Fetishism by the 19th century French psychologist Binet (1887), as well as the prominent European sexologists, such as Krafft-Ebing (1965), Ellis (1906), Hirschfeld (1956), and Freud (1928).
There is thus in de Clerambault's characterisation of fetishism a strong association between sexual difference; heterosexual desire; fantasy; and a particular account of representation in which the presence of a symbol (the fetish) is generated by the absence of its referent (the lover that the fetishist would like to have).
He said that it shouldn't come as a shock that his version of Batman's character indulges in weird forms of fetishism and extreme sex.
I inherited the riddle of a word, fetish, a paradox, fetishism.
While traditional animism departs from the gift of animated life in a larger relational system of interconnections between (personal) things and humans, fetishism moves the skill to animate to the humans themselves.
Marco Rea's work rises from a glossy image, created in order to sell a product, full of messages of desire and fascination, which stir people to material fetishism for mass culture products.
Lebanese-Australian scholar Ghassan Hage has worked on developing a theory of identity fetishism, Kaj says, using the Lebanese Maronite community in his research.
A host of innovative behavioural concepts including sublimation, somatic markers, Oedipus complex, Electra complex, fetishism, etc.
Dictated by themes as far-ranging as queer culture and the Victorian Gothic, Woodruff's work culls equally from the depths of personal fetishism and archetypal psychology.
The born-again formalism that Wu envisioned sought to liberate ink painting from its fetishism of ink-and-brush synergy and expand its repertoire to include pointillism, linearity, and planarity, among other qualities and techniques.
One can compare the world of simulacra, of games and visual forms, quotations and traces to 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.
He compares homosexuality, bisexuality, and heterosexuality with pedophilia, zoophilia, gerontophilia, necrophilia, and fetishism, as he considers all of those forms of sexual orientation.