PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom


  • Paperback
  • 352
  • A History of the Breast
  • Marilyn Yalom
  • English
  • 15 August 2020
  • 9780345388940

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    PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom SUMMARY A History of the Breast First I must ualify this review In reading this book I was hoping for something entertaining and engaging or something that offered interesting anecdotes historical facts people or situations That is definitely NOT what this book is It is actually of a history of the depictions of breasts in poetry art and propa

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    SUMMARY A History of the Breast CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ this fabulous book should be reuired reading for anyone who has or is interested in breasts

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    PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom This is an absolutely excellent book a comprehensive masterpiece of nonfiction that gracefully explores the historical cultural and political interpretations of the breast and by extension womanhood from the beginning of time until n

  4. says: PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ SUMMARY A History of the Breast

    PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom Have you ever wondered What does it mean to be a woman? Have you ever thought A bosom is a funny thing? Have you ever pondered why Breastfeeding is strangely censoredtaboo in the US? Have you ever felt intimidated by breastfeeding? Do you like insightful and witty books about real tangible life issues? If you answered yes to any

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    CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom relies heavily on art history and literature to extrapolate the varied meanings of the breast in Europe and North America The first three chapters are largely chronological and the latter are thematic exploring breats in politi

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    PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom This book really had a lot to say about boobs and was very entertaining and humorous Good light summer nonfiction However I had to skip over a

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    CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ SUMMARY A History of the Breast Wow Did you know the s got their name from the Greek words a without mazo breast due to the supposed practice of removing either through binding at a young age or mutilation the right breast to make drawing a bow easier???This book is just full of fun little insightsPS am half way through

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    Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom I wish that humanity at large would grow up re perspective of female bosoms Appreciated this book's thoughtfulness and humorous touch

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    SUMMARY A History of the Breast PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ 35 stars rounded up because of the value of the information about the history of breasts from the Middle Ages to about 1980 Especially strong is her section on the history of medical treatment of breasts especially breast cancer and her section on women's depictions of their own bodies is important So the problem with this book is that Yalom has fairly clear biases about what breasts should be used for and this book is from 1995 and it show

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    PDF or EBOOK (A History of the Breast) ↠ Marilyn Yalom Though I wasn't consistently interested in the material I did learn uite a bit about the socialartistic history of how breasts have been used

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A History of the Breast

FREE READ í A History of the Breast CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ In this provocative pioneering and wholly engrossing cultural history noted scholar Marilyn Yalom explores twenty five thousand years of ideas images and perceptions of the female breast in religion psychology politics society and the artsThrough the centuries the breast has been laden with hugely powerful and contradictory meanings There is the good breas. First I must ualify this review In reading this book I was hoping for something entertaining and engaging or something that offered interesting anecdotes historical facts people or situations That is definitely NOT what this book is It is actually of a history of the depictions of breasts in poetry art and propaganda and even then the book is focused at least as much on a feminist analysis of these texts as it is on the presentation of historical factsstories It is told largely without any sort of narrative thread in a very academic manner making this a very dry readNo doubt some of the insights were interesting including the different social functions that breasts have served throughout history but even that for me was overshadowed by one other element of this book the author I am certainly no feminist scholar and I am aware that however I present the following thoughts I could be accused of the patriarchal oppression that this author refers to so freuently But the author seemed so negative about every topic she discussed that I was very put off When societies exalted breast feeding that was oppressive because women were tied to home and kids When societies shunned breast feeding that took away from a woman s motherly experience When women or just breasts were praised in art and music for their beauty that was condescending When women were exalted based on maternal and home roles that was belittlingDon t get me wrong I understand her point whatever standard women are held too is undesirable because it is limiting even if the standard is something desirable But I guess I have a hard time believing there was nothing entertaining humorous or positive related to the breasts in entirety of human historyThe author also strays uite far from her stated purpose of history when she discusses breast cancer and modern art Also despite my best efforts to understand feminism there were some things that made me double take Nipple rings are a form of societal bondage Today s women s struggles are remarkably similar to those of the women in biblical times I don t think soSo if you need a resource for a paper grab this book I would not recommend this for any type of enjoyment reading

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FREE READ í A History of the Breast CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ T of reverence and life the breast that nourishes infants and entire communities as depicted in ancient idols fifteenth century Italian Madonnas and representations of euality in the French Revolution Then there is the bad breast of Ezekiel's wanton harlots Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth and the torpedo breasted dominatrix symbolizing enticement and aggression. Marilyn Yalom relies heavily on art history and literature to extrapolate the varied meanings of the breast in Europe and North America The first three chapters are largely chronological and the latter are thematic exploring breats in politics psychology medicine and the commercial realm The text jumps around specific moments in history 14th century paintings of Maria lactans giving way to the eroticized breast in the 16th century which was followed by the politicized breast in the 18th century It is a good source of basic information and feminist interpretation but because of the broad sweeping nature of the project it feels as if the historical specificity of the breast is narrowed down to a mere narrative of oppression Students looking for a first source should check this out as well as look for detailed anthropological art historical and other studies

SUMMARY A History of the Breast

FREE READ í A History of the Breast CHARACTERS ✓ BRANDEDSHIRTS.CO ↠ Marilyn Yalom Marilyn Yalom ↠ 1 FREE READ Yalom examines these contradictions and illuminates the implications behind themA fascinating astute and richly allusive journey from Paleolithic goddesses to modern day feminists A History of the Breast is full of insight and surprises As Yalom says I intend to make you think about women's breasts as you never have before In this she succeeds brilliantly. 35 stars rounded up because of the value of the information about the history of breasts from the Middle Ages to about 1980 Especially strong is her section on the history of medical treatment of breasts especially breast cancer and her section on women s depictions of their own bodies is important So the problem with this book is that Yalom has fairly clear biases about what breasts should be used for and this book is from 1995 and it shows Technically 1997 but all of the information referenced in the book is pre 1996 I d also put this very firmly into the category of books written by 2nd wave women that are an essential part of how we got here but maybe aren t as useful as they could be and if the book was written in 2020 I would think that Yalom would take the book in a somewhat nuanced direction To be direct about it Yalom believes that all women should breast feed unless they really absolutely can t and she supposes that bottles are ok if they absolutely have to To me this is an interesting take because my mom considered bottle feeding to be a feminist action as it allows for people who are not the lactating mother to bond with the child over feeding and shifts the burden of feeding work to people besides the lactating mother I get the feeling that Yalom s general approach to feminism is along the lines of saying that natural bodies are best but what even is natural Isn t natural even a social construct Which brings me to my other issue with the book Yalom is very much anti breast enlargement and anti piercing The handwringing of the latter is wicked uaint to me in 2020 as everyone I know who has gotten their nipples pierced have done it for their own enjoyment With regards to breast enhancement there s that usual second wave feminist hand wringing that no matter what the women who have breast enlargements say they re the unwitting tools of the patriarchy This is especially interesting paired with her acclaim for women who have breast reductions I admit that also as an AFAB nonbinary person who has had top surgery ie bilabial mastectomy I can t help but wonder how Yalom would compare my choice in comparison to the choices of some of my AMAB trans friends who decide to get breast enhancements Honestly I think the best part of this book being written in 1994 is that trans people are completely left out of the conversation given that we re edge cases often used to make the intellectual points of authors with only shallow understanding of trans issues Yalom is also anti pornography which in her case is anything sexually explicit that she determines to be violent or humiliating But apparently all of the boobs she s showing in this book are not porn nope no siree Although maybe Cindy Sherman s photos are Isn t there a whiff of self loathing and humiliation in her portraits No So yeah I know the personal is political and the point of this book is to show the ways in which breasts represent a locus of control regarding women s bodies The problem is that the number of pages devoted to what end up being minor issues of the 1990 s detract from the pages that point to what end up being much bigger issues Yalom talks a lot about the rise in breast cancer awareness and research and about the long history of breasts as items for men s enjoyment but she unfortunately was unable to predict the eventual descent of breast cancer awareness into save the tatas Increasingly in this era of pink everything in October the uestion is who are we saving breasts for But still there was something unmistakably uaint about reading about tiny marches of 7000 people or one of the groups that decide to show up with pink ribbons that echo the red ribbons of the 1990 s AIDS movement Does anyone under the age of 30 even know why we use ribbons Or is so much about the AIDS crisis gone from collective memoryAt the heart of this book is the uestion how do men think about breasts and how do women think about them Yalom s strength is in showing us women s words and art and how different it is from the words and art of men There is an especially notable gap however While Yalom talks about how women enjoy pleasure from breast feeding and from having their breasts pleasured during sex she leaves out the enjoyment of women for other women s breasts This gap is especially odd because several lesbian authors are mentioned and there is discussion of ueer organizations and institutions To me one woman s enjoyment of another woman s breasts would be a ripe place for analysis as to how to talk about breasts and sexuality apart from the male gaze It s an odd gap in a book filled with frank talk of sex and desire and filled with images of breasts but then again it also jives with the fact that this is a woman who compiled an entire book about breasts and desire but seems to not have really looked into why she wanted to do so