Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Penis

Author by : Michael Kimmel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 74
Total Download : 325
File Size : 41,7 Mb
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Description : Peter. Pecker. Wiener. Dick. Schlong. Penis. Whatever we choose to call it, the penis is more than just a body part. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the cultural meanings, interpretations, and activities associated with the penis over the centuries and across cultures. Scholars, activists, researchers and clinicians delve into the penis in antiquity, in art, in religion, in politics, in media, in music, and in the cultural imagination. They examine the penis as a problem, a fetishized commodity, a weapon, an object of play. Penile décor and fashions—from piercings to koteka—are treated with equal dignity. Explanation of common medical terms and not-so-common subcultural practices add to the broad scope of the book. Taken together, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis offers refreshing, thoughtful, and wide-ranging insight into this malleable, meaningful body part.


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body 2 Volumes

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 233
File Size : 46,8 Mb
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Description : Pop culture and the media today are saturated with the focus on the aesthetics of the human body. Magazines and infotainment shows speculate whether this or that actress had breast implants or a nose job. Americans are not just focusing on celebrities but on themselves too and today have unprecedented opportunities to rework what nature gave them. One can now drop in to have cosmetic surgery at the local mall. Contemplating the superficial nature of it all grows tiresome, and pop culture vultures and students can get a better fix for their fascination with the body beautiful through the cultural insight provided in this amazing set. Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body is a treasure trove of essays that explore the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world that are sometimes mind-blowing and eye-popping. Body parts are examined through a multifaceted cultural lens. Readers will explore how the parts are understood, what they mean to disparate societies, how they are managed, treated, and transformed, and how they are depicted and represented. The entries draw from many disciplines that are concerned to some degree or another with human bodies, including anthropology archeology, sociology, religion, political history, philosophy, art history, literary studies, and medicine. The encyclopedia proffers information on a number of cultures, tribes, and customs from East and West. Ancient practices to the latest fad, which in fact might continue ancient practices, are illuminated. Other considerations that arise in the essays include comparisons among cultures, the changing perceptions of the body, and issues of race, gender, religion, community and belonging, ethnicity, power structures, human rights.


They Eat That A Cultural Encyclopedia Of Weird And Exotic Food From Around The World

Author by : Jonathan Deutsch
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 629
File Size : 49,6 Mb
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Description : This thoroughly engaging encyclopedia considers the rich diversity of unfamiliar foods eaten around the world. • Approximately 100 entries • A representative recipe for each entry • Photographs and drawings • Suggested readings for each entry • Alphabetical and geographical lists of entries • A selected bibliography


They Do What A Cultural Encyclopedia Of Extraordinary And Exotic Customs From Around The World

Author by : Javier A. Galván
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
Total Download : 720
File Size : 47,6 Mb
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Description : This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. • Provides a unique global perspective via content from 48 authors currently working, living, or traveling in most continents of the world • Supplies interdisciplinary points of view by incorporating aspects of religion, food, festivals, history, social practices, funeral traditions, and grand community celebrations • Serves to highlight distinct cultural differences while also enabling readers to discover how much people have in common and to consider how certain American traditions might seem "strange" to people from outside the United States


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body M Z

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 68
Total Download : 825
File Size : 53,5 Mb
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Description : Explores the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world.


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body A L

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 15
Total Download : 228
File Size : 48,8 Mb
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Description : Explores the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world.


Encyclopedia Of Body Adornment

Author by : Margo DeMello
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 89
Total Download : 747
File Size : 41,6 Mb
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Description : Alphabetically arranged entries discuss forms of body modification or adornment found throughout history and around the world, including background information and the theoretical, social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding each practice.


The Book Of The Penis

Author by : Maggie Paley
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 78
Total Download : 441
File Size : 50,6 Mb
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Description : Describe the structure and functioning of the penis, looks at its role in myth, art, and fashion, and discusses castration, circumcision, masturbation, pornographic films, and male prostitutes. By the author of Bad Manners. Reprint.


Encyclopedia Of Gay Histories And Cultures

Author by : George Haggerty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 84
Total Download : 848
File Size : 46,7 Mb
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Description : First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Queer Encyclopedia Of The Visual Arts

Author by : Claude J. Summers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cleis Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 63
Total Download : 950
File Size : 50,5 Mb
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Description : Assembled by the editors of glbtq.com, the online encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender art, music and popular culture, this print version of the popular reference to gay life and culture includes more than two hundred entries. Original.