Essentially, fetishism is the attribution of inherent value, or powers, to an object. The term "fetish" has evolved from an idiom used to describe a type of object created in the interaction between European travelers and Africans in the early modern period to an analytical term that played a central role in the perception and study of non-Western art in general and African art in particular. William Pietz , who, in , conducted an extensive ethno-historical study  of the fetish, argues that the term originated in the coast of West Africa during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Pietz distinguishes between, on the one hand, actual African objects that may be called fetishes in Europe, together with the indigenous theories of them , and on the other hand, "fetish", an idea, and an idea of a kind of object, to which the term above applies. According to Pietz, the post-colonial concept of "fetish" emerged from the encounter between Europeans and Africans in a very specific historical context and in response to African material culture.
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Top definition. Gay terminology. Similar to a bottom, but a specific variety. A power bottom tends to be in charge, and feels most powerful when bottoming ; the one who bottoms is the one on the "throne" so to speak, "taking" the Top. Person A: I think I might be a verse and not a bottom. Person B: You sure you're not a power bottom? Person A: A what?
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