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Fetish may refer to:

Anthropological uses[edit]

  • Fetishism, the attribution of religious or mystical qualities to inanimate objects, known as fetishes
  • Zuni fetishes, small carvings from various stones made by the Zuni Indians
  • Imiut fetish, in ancient Egypt a stuffed, headless animal skin tied by the tail to a pole
  • Fetish priest, in countries of West Africa, a person who serves as a mediator between the spirit and the living


  • Sexual fetishism, a sexual attraction to objects or body parts of lesser sexual importance (or none at all) such as feet or certain types of clothing
  • Fetish subculture, a social movement constructed around sexual fetishism
  • Fetish magazine, a type of erotic magazine



  • Commodity fetishism, a Marxist concept of valuation in capitalist markets
  • Venturi Fétish, a car produced by Venturi Automobilesiguation
  • Growth Fetish, a 2003 book by Clive Hamilton advocating a zero-growth economy among "developed" nations