"'Breastwork is a beautifully written and accessible guide to the many unexplored cultural meanings of breastfeeding in contemporary society. Of all our bodily functions, lactation is perhaps the most mysterious and least understood. Bartlett's travels through this neglected maternal terrain are both intriguing and inspiring as she shows how breastfeeding can be a transformative act, rather than a moral duty. It is essential reading for all students of the body, whether in the health professions, the social sciences, or gender and cultural studies - and for all mothers who have pondered the secrets of their own breastly intelligence.' - Flona Giles, author of Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts"
About the Author
Alison Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her books include Jamming the Machinery: Contemporary Australian Women's Writing.