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Cultural encyclopedia of the body

Author: Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
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This thought-provoking, 2-volume encyclopedia presents articles on the parts of the body and the past and current cultural attitudes and practices that concern them. Accessible to undergraduate students and of interest to the general reader, each article is divided into multiple treatments, issues, and cultural phenomenon that have been applied to the body part in question. No body part goes undiscussed, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Dictionaries
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cultural encyclopedia of the body.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
(OCoLC)761360251
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Pitts-Taylor
ISBN: 9780313341458 0313341451 9780313341465 031334146X 9780313341472 0313341478
OCLC Number: 221153745
Description: 2 volumes (xxxviii, 577 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: v. 1. A-L --
v. 2. M-Z.
Responsibility: edited by Victoria Pitts-Taylor.
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