Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams

By Florence Williams

Florence Williams - Breasts: A ordinary and Unnatural History

Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. yet within the smooth international, the breast is altering. Breasts are becoming larger, arriving prior and attracting newfangled chemical substances. more and more, the percentages are stacked opposed to us within the fight with breast cancer–even between males. What makes breasts so mercurial–and so weak? The intrepid technology journalist Florence Williams units out to discover the newest technology from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medication. Her research follows the lifestyles cycle of the breast from puberty to being pregnant to menopause. Endowed with a witty and inquisitive voice, Williams explores the place breasts got here from, the place they've got ended up, and what we will do to save lots of them.

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a contract author for the New York Times, New York occasions Magazine, New Republic and diverse different guides. Her paintings frequently makes a speciality of the surroundings, healthiness and technological know-how. In 2007-2008, she used to be a Scripps Fellow on the middle of Environmental Journalism on the collage of Colorado.

'A needs to learn for proprietors and admirers alike.' North & South Magazine

'Florence Williams's double-D skills as a reporter and author carry this booklet excessive above the style and separate it from the ranks of normal technological know-how writing. Breasts is illuminating, unbelievable, shrewdpermanent, very important. Williams is an writer to relish and glance ahead to.' Mary Roach

‘A impressive and unique travel during the evolution, biology and cultural features of the organ that defines us as mammals!’ Susan Love MD writer of Dr Susan Love's Breast Book

‘I definitely didn't imagine i may enjoy breasts greater than I already did. it is a really extraordinary booklet! Written with humour and humanity, it's crucial studying for a person wishing to appreciate the interesting intersections among own healthiness, poisonous chemical compounds, western tradition and the scientific career. I couldn't positioned it down.’ Bruce Lourie, co-author, Slow demise through Rubber Duck

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Page x Several contributions deal directly or indirectly with questions that inevitably come up in the study of noncanonical literature, especially literature by women: problems of nomenclature, traditional periodization, and aesthetic valuation as well as the question of a feminist literary canon, and, of course, the categories that feminists have used to frame their analyses. " She argues that the dominant feminist approaches to interpreting Bachmann's prose works in effect dictated what questions feminists could ask in studying this author and suggests that this may explain why several self-identified feminists subsequently produced studies of Bachmann in which gender did not figure as a category of analysis.

Kaplan, Cora. " Greene, 14676. Kleist, Heinrich von. Sämtliche Werke und Briefe. 2nd ed. 2 vols. Ed. Helmut Sembdner. Munich: Hanser, 1961. Vol 2. Munich, Adrienne. " Greene, 23860. Robinson, Lillian S. " Benstock, 14149. Schneider, Helmut J. " Wellbery, 11029. Stierle, Karlheinz. " Wellbery, 5468. Wellbery, David E. '" Wellbery, 6987. , ed. " Munich: Beck, 1985. Page 21 No Time for Mothers: Courasche's Infertility as Grimmelshausen's Criticism of War Vanessa Van Ornam This article examines the thematization of the heroine's barrenness in Grimmelshausen's Courasche in light of Renaissance medical texts in order to demonstrate that Courasche's infertility constitutes an anti-war argument on the part of her creator.

It is a relationship of perfect reciprocity: Im Wechselspiel von theoretisch aufgehellter Frage und historisch-konkreter Antwort, die ihrerseits wieder neue Fragen entbindet, gewinnt die Erkenntnis ihren eigenen Spielraum als Durchdringung des Konkreten mit der Kraft der systematischen Ordnung des Fragens und als Sättigung der ausgreifenden Bewegung der Frage in der Konkretheit und Bestimmtheit der Antwort (54). Few would take issue with a formulation that allots such generous space to both the general and the particular.

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