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By Merril D. Smith

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

A staff of foreign students from a number of disciplines offers key insights and data concerning the breast in artwork, historical past, type, social activities, drugs, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historical 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 coated. As a complete, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an enticing and obtainable examine this extraordinary physique part.

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