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tr.v. fet·ish·ized, fet·ish·iz·ing, fet·ish·iz·es
To make a fetish of: "The art of cooking is fetishized in coffee-table cookbooks and on television shows" (Paul Roberts).


(ˈfɛtɪʃˌaɪz) ,




(Psychology) (tr) to be excessively or irrationally devoted to (an object, activity, etc)
ˌfetishiˈzation, ˌfetishiˈsation n


(ˈfɛt ɪˌʃaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make a fetish of.
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Verb1.fetishize - make a fetish of
adore - love intensely; "he just adored his wife"
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Its very fetishisation in 'town', then, could be read (by both me and ni-Vanuatu) as evidence of cosmological destabilisation; the invisible becoming threateningly or overbearingly present.
argue is the fetishisation of their oriental heritage (56), such as having them wear sexualised versions of traditional clothing.
A small but telling detail about Ross' commentaries on Anniversary is that she avoided any kind of fetishisation of her own recitations as a kind of memory feat.
This points to a politics north of the border which is not just shaped by the Labour-SNP 'fog of war' and their fetishisation of their micro-differences on domestic policy (minus the constitution), and similarities in relation to their cross-fertilisation by both social democracy and neo-liberalism.
Transculturation emphasises sociocultural plurality and diversity while resisting a fetishisation of difference, working towards the heterogeneity of literary expression in opposition to a homogenous unified South African literary field.
In The Black Dahlia, the visual and narrative representation of Short and the investigation of her death turn her into erotic spectacle; the violence and misogyny of it are, in retrovisual logic, legitimately subordinated to the fetishisation of retro iconography.
In addition to the numerous exhibitions around the city, our studios are filled with artists upending the kitsch that unnerved the vitality of the field, which has become entrenched in virtuoso performance, relics remade and more recently a fetishisation of technology.
Food is a great leveller but we also wanted to explore the fetishisation of food.
What could, perhaps, be described as strange is cycling as a hobby, the fetishisation of an extremely practical way of getting from A to B.
He says the same thing happened with the reaction to Gary Speed's death, referring to something called "the fetishisation of grief".
Higgins's work challenges some of the most well established orthodoxies, not only of Irish Literature, but also of the economies of Irish literary tourism, with its post-revival fetishisation of the west of Ireland as a misty retreat, peopled by artists and writers in blissful quiet, a haven to which one escapes the imprecations of city and urban life, a place to get away from it all.