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n.1.A believer in fetiches.
He was by nature a fetichist.
- H. Holbeach.
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He observed that "there is a lower and still viler being than the black fetichist, and that is the fetichist turned Mussulman.
In other words, the anti-fetichist belief promoted by science and actions/knowledge of so-called fetichists were reduced to a specific form of knowledge (Pietz 1985; Latour 1996).
The theme first appears in his book Jubiaba (1935), a novel whose hero is black and whose title refers to the figure of a priest from an Afro-Brazilian fetichist cult who represents the values of Afro-Brazilian culture in the narrative.