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fetishization of facts

Posted by Celia on August 12, 2003

Hi,

I don't quite understand the bracketd phrase. Could anyone do me a favor.

The androcentric imperatives of journalism are discernible not only in definitions of newsworthiness, they argue, but also in the ruthless competition to be first with the news, an over-reliance on male sources, and [a fetishization of facts for their own sake (typically presented outside of their social, and therefore, gendered context)].

Thanks a lot.