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Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

an′thro·po·mor′phic adj.
an′thro·po·mor′phi·cal·ly adv.
an′thro·po·mor′phist n.
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A. ADJantropomorfista
B. Nantropomorfista mf
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Although it is important to problematize Durkheim's anthropomorphist tendencies (Milbrandt and Pearce 2011: 255-256), an underappreciated aspect of his work as a whole is the richness of the meanings of his phrase "society sui generis." He is very aware of the complexity of the societies of his day.
Muhammad did not contest the white monopoly of representations of beauty and desire and he identified Africa as the anthropomorphist agent that transfigured Asiatic Black beauty into black/African 'ugliness'.
One cannot see there any "universal personalization" of an anthropomorphist type (159).
In this way, anthropomorphist elements were balanced with modeling and teaching empathy for the animals' distinct and unique needs.
The rationalists belonging to it rejected the anthropomorphist language and sexual symbolism of kabbalah, and by extension Shabazian poetry.