Exploring the historical thinking surrounding different parts of the female body.
When Anna McNamee spoke to Michael Sims, the author of Adam's Navel, a Natural and Cultural History of the Human Body, she learned that lips are what distinguish all primates, but most markedly human beings, from the rest of the animal kingdom.
Adam’s Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Body by Michael Sims, published by Allen Lane, ISBN 0 713 99568 8
Common Bodies – Women, Touch and Power in 17th Century England, by Laura Gowing, published by Yale University Press, ISBN 0 300 10096 5
Hippocrates’ Woman: Reading the female body in ancient Greece, by Helen King, published by Routledge, ISBN 0415138957
Different for Girls, by Joan Smith, published by Chatto Windus, ISBN 070116512X
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