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Cultural encyclopedia of the breast

Author: Merril D Smith
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the historical magnitude and cultural significance of the breast over time and around the world. A team of international scholars from various disciplines provides key insights and information about the breast in art, history, fashion, social movements, medicine, sexuality, and more. Entries discuss depictions of breasts on ancient figurines, in Renaissance paintings, and in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merril D Smith
ISBN: 9780759123311 0759123314
OCLC Number: 878023984
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Barbie dolls --
Bible --
Body image --
Bra --
Bra burning --
Brassiere --
Breast cancer --
Cross-dressing, in history --
Feminism --
Pornography --
Race and racism --
Sexism --
Sports bras --
Transvestite --
Virgin Mary --
Women's Movement.
Responsibility: edited by Merril D. Smith.

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The first A-to-Z encyclopedia devoted to the breast, providing insight into the historical magnitude and cultural significance of this body part in art, history, fashion, medicine, and more.  Read more...

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Independent scholar Smith has edited the work of 44 contributors . . . on the topic of breasts. The 141 signed essays range in length from one to three pages each; most are U.S. centric. Entries such Read more...

 
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