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animalism

the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
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Tall and short Negroes, adults, and youngsters, torrid maidens in flashy costumes and bare-chested bucks break out into wild, grotesque, animalistic dances.
Leather, faux fur and skins are all big news in the world of interior design with the Elle Deco website featuring houses of some of the biggest names in fashion - Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace et al, all decorated with a distinctly animalistic flavour.
Anthony Burgess based his 1962 fictional account Clockwork Orange on the experiences of witnessing the animalistic behaviour towards a woman in an alley by sailors on leave in New York at the end of WW2.
Thus unlike the movie's animalistic depiction, Beloved's maniacal desire for sweets can be read as tragic unfulfilled nurturing, the sugar water a metaphor for Sethe's inability to claim motherhood while enslaved.
Among generally loyal and faithful slaves, Turner stood out in Drewry's history as an antebellum aberrant whose animalistic butchery bespoke the compelling need after slavery for continued white supremacy.
A longtime fixture along New York's underground club circuit, the androgynous artist delights in wrapping himself in makeup and rhythms that are more animalistic than gender-driven.
Williams' poetry, at times, pulsates with erotic desire, a desire that intensifies, growing urgent and animalistic, even assaulting.
With the dumpster sex scene, I think it works because it's so animalistic, compulsive, ugly but necessary, given the two characters and what th ey are about," says Sweeney.
The determining factor in the use of the word "riot" arises from "white fear" and the media's need to associate black rage with animalistic behavior.
It is a mark of a civilized society when such animalistic thoughts are not allowed to gain currency.
If blacks weren't "cooning," then they were exotic and animalistic.
Occasionally, as in "Cell DNA," Murray rather naively offers us the borrowed metafictions of biology, but more typically, the scientific ideas grapple and embrace with his inventive myths of animalistic quiddity.