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And regardless of what we call them, breasts have fascinated us since prehistoric times. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the historical magnitude and cultural significance of the breast over time and around the world.
A team of international scholars from various disciplines provides key insights and information about the breast in art, history, fashion, social movements, medicine, sexuality, and more. Entries discuss depictions of breasts on ancient figurines, in Renaissance paintings, and in present-day advertisements. They examine how fashion has emphasized or de-emphasized the breast at various times.
They tackle medical issues-such as breast augmentation and breast cancer-and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual object and even a site of smuggling are also covered. As a whole, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an engaging and accessible look at this notable body part. Summary This is an amazing collection of culturally informed essays on body parts provides context and weight to the pop culture and media focus on the body beautiful.
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Pop culture and the media today are saturated with the focus on the aesthetics of the human body. Magazines speculate whether this or that actress had breast implants or a nose job. Many people are not just focusing on celebrities but on themselves too and today have unprecedented opportunities to rework what nature gave them. Pop culture vultures and students can indulge their fascination with the body beautiful through the cultural insight provided in this amazing set.
Body parts are examined through a multifaceted cultural lens. Readers will explore how the parts are understood, what they mean to disparate societies, how they are managed, treated, and transformed, and how they are depicted and represented. The entries draw from many disciplines that are concerned to some degree or another with human bodies, including anthropology archaeology, sociology, religion, political history, philosophy, art history, literary studies, and medicine.
The encyclopedia proffers information on a number of cultures, tribes, and customs from East and West.
Ancient practices to the latest fads which in fact might continue ancient practices are illuminated. Other considerations that arise in the essays include comparisons among cultures, the changing perceptions of the body, and issues of race, gender, religion, community and belonging, ethnicity, power structures, human rights.
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