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  • n. Alternative spelling of fetishization.


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  • The Ayodhya movement instead promoted a kind of fetishisation of such political relationships and of political action itself, converting one's relationship with a physical object or a symbol into the essence of one's relationship with the movement.

  • The rapid deployment of mass visual entertainment in television, coupled with existential attitudes to morality brought about by WWII, combined to produce a bloody but newly distanced fascination with death, tempered with the fetishisation of celebrity explored by Ballard in The Atrocity Exhibition and, later, Crash.

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  • A handful of cavemen who became too snooty for caves started a fetishisation of shelter which has led to elaborate yurts, impregnable castles, shimmering palaces, dodgy loft conversions, stone cladding and Foxtons.

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  • Crash is a personal favourite, I like the perversity of it; it takes the whole modernist fetishisation of technology and mixes it with contemporary obsessions like celebrity cults.

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  • The "Maschinenmensch" robot based on Maria is a brilliant eroticisation and fetishisation of modern technology and the current crisis in Dubai, whose economic boom was founded on a colossal import of globalised labour, makes Metropolis seem very contemporary.


  • Fritz Lang's sci-fi classic is restored with extra footage – and emerges as an eternally prescient and relevant film about the fetishisation of modern technology, writes Peter Bradshaw


  • "Gathering Storm" is not, I suspect, a phrase chosen at random even if it does rather confirm the American right's embarrassing fetishisation of Winston Churchill.

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  • And while Grey can be applauded for her willingness to do so-called ‘interracial’ porn, these selfsame films surely reinforce racist stereotypes, fantasies and fetishisation rather than challenge them.

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  • I don't think that contradicts the problem I see, as explicated above, with regards to fetishisation.

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  • Where they manage to get other such suburban Satanists swept up in their delight in all that is Other, their (re) presentation of those ideas and rituals perpetuates the demonisation and fetishisation, spreads the prejudice further.

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