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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fetishize.


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  • I don't get claims that motherhood is 'fetishized' I certainly did not get Cooke's, and suspected that she does not understand the proper uses of the term 'fetish' - at the crudest level, 'fetishize' is used to refer to something being valued in disproportion to its worth, and I actually don't think that that's practically possible in the case of motherhood.

    Who's The Dummy, Mummy?

  • So much for occupation as the 'fetishized' plaything of privileged elites!

    Anarchist news dot org - Comments

  • Does one just smash the state apparatus through some kind of fetishized revolutionary "event of mass Thermidorian working-class movements"?

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  • James Hughes, have "fetishized" democratic decision-making over the protection of minority rights.

    Ethical Technology

  • Marx shows that when productive relations are regulated through market exchanges the things exchanged become "fetishized" (Kapital v1 part 4 of chapter 1).


  • This type of faith-based metaphysics, indulged by doctors like Gordon and Sears and fetishized in the media, has no bigger cheerleader than Oprah Winfrey.

    The Panic Virus

  • They've been fetishized, mythologized and anthropomorphized.

    Hollywood Is Going to the Dogs

  • It becomes a fetishized ritual: Wait in the terminal, drive back to the hotel, return the next morning to the terminal to wait again.

    The Nightmare Of Real Things

  • He played with the grace and flair that tennis aesthetes have so fetishized over the last decade, and which nobody on tour can come close to matching.

    Benjamin Hart: Roger Federer's Slow Mental Decline

  • The attacks upon the prosperity Gospel can easily rest on the subtly fetishized argument that being poor is an inherently good and virtuous thing.

    Grant Brooke, M.Div.: The Case for the Prosperity Gospel


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