On Immunity: An Inoculation

Author: Eula Biss
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  • : $29.95(AUD)
  • : 9781922182944
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : June 2014
  • : 29.99
  • : March 2015
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  • : Eula Biss
  • : Paperback
  • : 315
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Barcode 9781922182944
9781922182944

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When Eula Biss became a mother, she stepped into a new world of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, the contents of her child's air, food, mattress and vaccines. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity, and its implications for the individual and the social body. Weaving her personal experiences with an exploration of classical and contemporary literature, Biss considers what vaccines, and the debate around them, mean for her own child, her immediate community and the wider world. On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected;our bodies and our fates.