The Female Body in Western Culture
Suleiman, Susan Rubin (ed.)Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, USA
Year Published: 1986
Price: $25 cloth; $9.95 paper Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX6943
The female body has occupied a central place in the Western imagination, inspiriing both attraction and fear, seen as both beautiful and unclean, alluring and dangerous, a source of pleasure and evil. In this book, twenty-three scholars and critics explore these representations and their implications for contemporary art and culture.