Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

Merril D. Smith


Boobs. knockers. Hooters. titties. Jugs. Breasts. We rejoice them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have interested us due to the fact prehistoric instances. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the ancient importance and cultural importance of the breast over the years and round the world.

A staff of foreign students from quite a few disciplines presents key insights and knowledge concerning the breast in paintings, background, style, social routine, medication, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historic collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They study how type has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at a number of instances. They take on clinical issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual item or even a domain of smuggling also are lined. As an entire, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an enticing and obtainable examine this outstanding physique part.

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