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Author Martin, Emily.

Title Flexible bodies : tracking immunity in American culture from the days of polio to the age of AIDS / Emily Martin
Published Boston : Beacon Press, [1994]
©1994

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Description xxiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Introduction: Problems and Methods -- Pt. 2. Historical Overview -- Pt. 3. Visions of the Immune System. 1. The Body at War: Media Views of the Immune System. 2. Immunology on the Street: How Nonscientists See the Immune System. 3. "Fix My Head": How Alternative Practitioners See the Immune System. 4. Immunophilosophy: How Scientists See the Immune System -- Pt. 4. Configurations of Healthy Bodies. 5. Complex Systems. 6. System Breakdown: "Dying from Within" 7. Flexible Systems -- Pt. 5. Practicums. 8. Interpreting Electron Micrographs. 9. Saturation. 10. Educating and Training the Body: Vaccines and Tests. 11. Educating and Training at Work -- Pt. 6. Post-Darwinism -- Appendix 1 The Neighborhoods -- Appendix 2 The People We Interviewed -- Appendix 3 Questions for Neighborhood Interviews
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-310) and index
Subject Americans -- Health and hygiene.
Immune system -- Social aspects.
Immunity -- Social aspects.
Medical anthropology -- United States.
LC no. 93039065
ISBN 0807046264
0807046272 (paperback)