The main danger of fetishising
millennials, or in fact any generation, lies in focusing on the needs of a sub-group that isn't representative of the whole.
I offer the following illustration from the (virtual) pages of that great compendium of contemporary facts, factoids, and follies, Wikipedia: "A non-Native person wearing a Native American war bonnet as a 'fashion accessory' is commonly cited as an example of cultural appropriation." Wikipedia goes on to cite "[t]he African-American academic, musician and journalist Greg Tate [who] argues that appropriation and the 'fetishising
' of cultures...alienates those whose culture is being appropriated."
a m This champion of traditionally conservative values described the Conservatives as "a party cravenly fetishising
the 2016 referendum as if no further expression of popular opinion on Brexit were possible".
TRIBALISTSThey are still tribalists at heart, and are only fetishising
Governor Kibwana to assuage their momentary guilt at how much their choices have destroyed this country.
Corbin manages to anatomise silence without fetishising
Oh, and the Tories are still borrowing and a national debt now PS1.8trillion will continue to climb for years to come, despite the Conservatives fetishising
reductions and vowing to balance the books by 2015.
"Some critics have accused the author of fetishising
Early on in the book comes Van Orden's argument for 'treating printed books more like manuscripts, studying them one by one (without fetishising
them), and putting the cumulative results toward cultural histories' (p.
Instead, the conference was heavily attended and influenced by bioethicists, whose discipline Harvard University's Steven Pinker characterised (correctly, in my experience) as "fetishising
sweeping rubrics such as dignity, equity, social justice, sacredness, privacy, and consent at the expense of the health and lives of actual people."
Pigott ties this fetishising
of tactility to Cornell's own cinephilia, and identifies this same cinephilic impulse in Rose Hobart, a film borne of Cornell's simultaneous adoration of and dissatisfaction with the original work.
However, rewilding is already mired in the fetishising
of lynxes and wolves, diverting interest away from organisms with less fur and fewer teeth, such as the quietly brilliant dwarf willow.
"Then we changed our minds and started fetishising