partialism


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partialism

(ˈpɑːʃəlɪzəm)
n
1. a theory or view that does not take into account all the facts
2. (Psychology) psychol a type of paraphilia involving sexual interest in, or fixation with, a certain part of the body
3. (Theology) theol particularism

partialism

1. an emphasis of sexual interest upon one part of the body.
2. a form of fetishism in which the sexual stimulus is a part of the body, as pictures of feet.
See also: Sex
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pedophilia, sadism, masochism, exhibitionism, fetishism, and partialism (the exclusive focus on part of the body) (APA, DSM IV TR, 2000, 566-576).
The partialism of Noddings's care ethics is apparent because she makes the personalized, caring relationship with another central to ethics, eschewing objectivity and impartiality.
As for sexual orientation, which the Supreme Court of Canada read into the Charter of Rights in 1995, it is described by the American Psychiatric Association as including the following: homosexuality, bisexuality, pedophilia, transgenderism, transexuality, transvestitism, transvestic fetishism, autogynephilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism or sexual fetishism, zoophilia, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, klismaphilia, telephone scatalogia, urophilia, apotemnophilia, coprophilia, copraphagia, toucherism, partialism, gender identity disorder, frotteurism, and frattemism (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition).

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