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  • n. The act or process of fetishizing.


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  • Recent years also have seen an explosion in what might be described as a fetishization of these traditional female roles.

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  • I did not mean to denigrate sexual practice; for the people who practice them, fetishization is as real and important as religious fetishization can be, or any other kind.

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  • But this sort of fetishization is a private sort of thing, the same way that a heterosexual man who has the hots for Pamela Andersen might have posters of her in his bedroom, but is not likely to write erotic stories about her and email them to friends he might never have met in person but who share his erotic fascination with Ms. Andersen.

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  • As an example, I offer what an observer of gay male culture might call the fetishization of the straight man.

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  • some cases to the point of total fetishization, which is always interesting.

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  • (anonymously, of course) an "honest appraisal" of Ruth's work, sternly noting her "egoistic, solipsistic vision of the world" and the propensity toward "fetishization" exhibited in some nude portraits she's painted of Glover.


  • But the analyst said that in his opinion "there's a little 'fetishization' of OSGi in the industry right now, when it's really the performance or other delivered attributes that are truly important, not OSGi per se.

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  • She says that the media obsession with Palin "has become a fetishization."

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  • Her acerbic dose of skepticism, even if overdrawn at times, is a welcome panacea to the fetishization of parenting.

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  • The textured and uniformly monochromatic black and silver graphite surfaces in DJED encourage iconic associations with, and fetishization of, industrial production.

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