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In the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast a team of international scholars from various disciplines, including To Better Health’s own Kelly Burgess, 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 present-day advertisements.

They examine how fashion has emphasized or de-emphasized the breast at various times. They tackle medical issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual object and even a site of smuggling are also covered.

As a whole, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an engaging and accessible look at this notable body part.

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