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By Merril D. Smith

Boobs. titties. Hooters. titties. Jugs. Breasts. We have fun them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have interested us considering prehistoric instances. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the old importance and cultural importance of the breast over the years and round the world.

A group of foreign students from a number of disciplines offers key insights and data in regards to the breast in paintings, historical past, style, social activities, medication, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historic collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They study how model has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at quite a few instances. 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 a complete, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes a fascinating and obtainable examine this outstanding physique part.

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