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Amanda Fernbach, Fantasies of Fetishism: From Decadence to the Post-Human. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002. [Book review]

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posted on 17.05.2017, 11:18 by Peter Coleman
Fantasies of Fetishism is a compelling, demanding and often entertaining discussion of the extensive cultural implications of “fetishism.” Engaging with a diverse range of cultural texts, Amanda Fernbach endeavours to unsettle and reconfigure the discursive models through which fetishism has traditionally been understood. Fernbach presents a compelling argument for reading fetishistic fantasies outside the strict paradigm of “sexual perversion,” and attempts to demonstrate the relevance of fetishism in rethinking and redefining social norms and identities.

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2004

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8

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