Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of fetishization.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Countercurrents.org

  • 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.

    Ballardian » “Ambiguous aims”: a review of Crash: Homage to J.G. Ballard [NSFW]

  • 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.

    Ballardian » 'Architectures of the Near Future': An Interview with Nic Clear

  • 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.

    Metropolis

  • 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

    Metropolis

  • 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.

    £140m for a flat? Perhaps the buyer would like to see my Kilburn des res

  • "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.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • "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.

    The Gathering Storm of Same-Sex Marriage

  • 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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  • "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.

    The Gathering Storm of Same-Sex Marriage

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