Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

Boobs. titties. 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 that prehistoric occasions. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the historic significance and cultural importance of the breast through the years and round the world.

A crew of overseas students from quite a few disciplines presents key insights and knowledge concerning the breast in artwork, background, style, social activities, medication, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historical collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They learn how model 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 domain of smuggling also are coated. As a complete, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an interesting and available examine this striking physique half.

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