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fetishism

 [fet´ish-izm]
1. the worship of fetishes.
2. use of fetishes as a preferred or necessary adjunct to sexual arousal.
transvestic fetishism a paraphilia of heterosexual males, characterized by recurrent, intense sexual urges, arousal, or orgasm associated with fantasized or actual cross-dressing, to the extent that this causes significant distress or impairment in the person's life. Called also transvestism.

fet·ish·ism

(fet'ish-izm, fē'tish-),
The act of worshipping or using for sexual arousal and gratification that which is regarded as a fetish.

fetishism

/fet·ish·ism/ (-izm)
1. worship of fetishes.
2. a paraphilia marked by recurrent sexual urges for and fantasies of using fetishes, usually articles of women's clothing, for sexual arousal or orgasm.

transvestic fetishism  a paraphilia of heterosexual males, characterized by recurrent, intense sexual urges, arousal, or orgasm associated with fantasized or actual dressing in clothing of the opposite sex.

fetishism

(fĕt′ĭ-shĭz′əm)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving a fetish.

fet′ish·ist n.
fet′ish·is′tic adj.
fet′ish·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
A paraphilia involving the use of nonliving objects—fetishes—for sexual arousal; as defined by the DSM-IV, fetishism occurs over a period of 6 months, is distressful to the subject, and is not limited to those articles of female clothing used in cross-dressing, known as transvestic fetishism, or devices designed for tactile genital stimulation

fetishism

A paraphilia–sexual deviation that involves the use of nonliving objects–fetishes for sexual arousal; as defined by the DSM-IV, fetishism occurs over a period of ≥ 6 months, is distressful to the subject, and is not limited to those articles of female clothing used in cross-dressing, known as transvestic fetishism, or devices–eg vibrators, designed for tactile genital stimulation. See Fetish, Sexual deviation.

fet·ish·ism

(fet'ish-izm)
The act of worshipping or using for sexual arousal and gratification that which is regarded as a fetish.

fetishism

Sexual interest aroused by an object, such as an article of clothing, or by a part of the body not normally considered sexually significant. Fetishism is essentially a male disorder and, if severe, the affected person will prefer contact with the object to contact with the owner and will often use the object to assist in masturbation.

Fetishism

Obtaining sexual arousal using or thinking about an inanimate object or part of the body.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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This was the approach, after all, of Montaigne, and it can be at least as rewarding as plowing right in with the Big Truths--more rewarding than lingering fetishistically on the details, as is the manner of many contemporary essayists.
from the 1840s onwards necessarily worked according to a doubled logic, according to which it both enforced and policed the differences between whites and non-whites but at the same time focused fetishistically on the product of the contacts between them" (180-81).
Detailing is fastidious but not fetishistically so.
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In contrast, however, to the ability of white actresses like Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth to simulate exoticism without becoming it, Dandridge's chameleon-like ability was ultimately framed as black through narrative, cinematography, and media performance ephemera which associated her with primitive, unrestrained sexuality, and reactions to her continue to focus fetishistically on the quality of her skin tone, commonly referring to her in gustatorial terms--as in the quotation above by her biographer Donald Bogle.
Isn't it part of the masculinist view to neglect the relation of the male body to the environment, while affirming the women-nature symbiosis and remaining oblivious to what extent a defensive, fetishistically phallic imaginary informs masculinist theories?
I mean to bring into representation these forms of citizenship structured in dominance, in scenes where adults act on behalf of the little girl form that represents totemically and fetishistically the unhumiliated citizen.
This would not be, however, a model of sublimation that might suggest a transcendence of embodiment, nor a pornographic model that would suggest the supreme importance either of the addressee of the text, or of a thematically pertinent erotic trajectory (such as the one Peter Brooks has described in his studies of prose narrative and plot), but perhaps a model of perversity, including auto-eroticism, whereby pleasure is fetishistically derived as in tranvestism, or voyeurism, or ventriloquism (all places and positions in Marguerites text).
As Susan Griffin has suggested, women, like exotic birds, and often clad fetishistically in their plumage, or in fur, were to be looked upon as "other" to the male hunter/gazer, master, and cultural creator.
With hammers hung like pendants around their necks and pincushions adorning their wrists, the women are presented as objects of visual delight (in one particularly telling scene, the camera observes Lydia Delectorskaya at work before slowly tracking down to linger fetishistically on her ankles and stylishly shod feet).
I argue that Burney attempts to narrate a plot that follows Camilla through the quotidian rhythms of gentry consumption, rhythms that signify practically, not fetishistically.