Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

Merril D. Smith

Boobs. knockers. Hooters. tits. Jugs. Breasts. We have fun them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have involved us in view that prehistoric instances. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the ancient value and cultural value of the breast over the years and round the world.

A staff of foreign students from numerous disciplines offers key insights and knowledge concerning the breast in artwork, background, model, social pursuits, drugs, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historic collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They research how type has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at quite a few occasions. They take on scientific issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual item or even a website of smuggling also are lined. As an entire, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an interesting and available examine this awesome physique part.

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