The Problem of the Fetish, I

@article{Pietz1985ThePO,
  title={The Problem of the Fetish, I},
  author={William R. Pietz},
  journal={RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics},
  year={1985},
  volume={9},
  pages={5 - 17}
}
  • W. Pietz
  • Published 1 March 1985
  • History
  • RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics
"Fetish" has always been a word of sinister pedigree. Discursively promiscuous and theoretically suggestive, it has always been a word with a past, forever becoming "an embarrassment"1 to disciplines in the human sciences that seek to contain and control its sense. Yet anthropologists of primitive religion, sociologists of political economy, psychiatrists of sexual deviance, and philosophers of modernist aesthetics have never ceased using the term, even as they testify to its conceptual… 
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