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A Romanticist Reflects on Breastfeeding

Corin Throsby discusses breastfeeding, tracking the political and social implications of how we have chosen to feed our babies over the past 200 years.

From Romantic notions of the natural nursing mother to Victorian fears of vampirism to modernist associations between breastfeeding and the working class, Corin Throsby, from the University of Cambridge, tracks the political and social implications of how we have chosen to feed our babies over the past 200 years.

Recorded with an audience at the York Festival of Ideas.
New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by the BBC with the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics who can turn their research into radio.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

Image: Corin Throsby. Credit: Ian Martindale.

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Mon 3 Jul 2017 22:45

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