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By Merril D. Smith

Boobs. knockers. Hooters. tits. 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 instances. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the ancient value and cultural importance of the breast over the years and round the world.

A workforce of overseas students from numerous disciplines presents key insights and data concerning the breast in paintings, heritage, style, social routine, medication, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historical collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They research how model has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at numerous 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 an entire, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an interesting and available examine this impressive physique half.

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Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

Boobs. knockers. Hooters. titties. Jugs. Breasts. We have a good time them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have involved us because prehistoric instances. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the ancient importance and cultural importance of the breast over the years and around the globe.

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In fact, in the 1880s, young women in the United States worried about being too thin. They used padding, and they ate instead of nibbling or forgoing meals. By the end of the nineteenth century, the voluptuous woman had lost her vogue with the upper classes and returned to her lower-class beginnings. , Sep 08, 2014, Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, ISBN: 9780759123328 BEAUTY IDEALS, NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA 29 American Beauties, Harrison Fisher, c. 1907.

J. Shaw-Dunn, and D. S. Soutar. ” Clinical Anatomy 10, no. 4 (1997): 283–288. , Sep 08, 2014, Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, ISBN: 9780759123328 A R T, I N D I A N A N D A F R I C A N The art of India and Africa highlights the potential power of women through their representations of the female form. Indian art uses the human body to elicit feelings of pleasure and sensuality, while African art emphasizes fertility and sustenance. India: From the fearsome Kali to the benevolent Devi, and from Parvati to ancient Mother Goddess images, representations of the female form in Indian art display remarkable similarities regardless of culture and time period.

Now they were viewed as different, although this radical shift was not based on scientific discovery, but rather a shift in attitude that reflects the society of the time. Identification with refined moral sensibility was accompanied by a change of attitude toward female sexuality. Now women were taught that they were inherently passionless, and they could derive no pleasure from sex. Part of their role as good wives was to submit to their husbands in the marriage bed. Women who exhibited immodest behavior would have been seen as abnormal.

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