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On Immunity : An Inoculation (Reprint) (Paperback) (Eula Biss)

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A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year, On Immunity by Eula Biss--now in paperbackIn this bold, fascinating book, Eula Biss addresses our fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what may be in our children's air, food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Reflecting on her own experience as a new mother, she suggests that we cannot immunize our children, or ourselves, against the world. As she explores the metaphors surrounding immunity, Biss extends her conversations with other mothers to meditations on the myth of Achilles, Voltaire'sCandide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag'sAIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected--our bodies and our fates.

A provocative examination of the pervasive fears and myths surrounding vaccines researches, from a mother's perspective, the historical and cultural factors that cause people to doubt government regulations and the medical establishment. By the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Notes From a No Man's Land.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Social Science, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Eula Biss
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 21512875
UPC: 9781555977207
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-1241
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MSRPwas $16.00

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