Nudity: A Cultural Anatomy (Dress, Body, Culture)

Nudity: A Cultural Anatomy (Dress, Body, Culture)

Ruth Barcan


We alternately reflect on nudity as a perversion and a nation of innocence. Why is our reaction so contradictory and why is nudity handled so in a different way in several contexts? Drawing on pop culture, literature, philosophy, faith, and firsthand interviews to be able to resolution those questions, Barcan encounters morticians, nudists, strippers, nurses, tattooists, artists and pornographers. Shining a mild on a subject matter that has been mostly overlooked regardless of its skill to titillate, surprise and entertain, Nudity is an engaging combination of significant trivialities and massive philosophical questions about this such a lot unnatural nation of nature.

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