On Immunity: and Inoculation.

Biss, Eula.

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She investigates vaccinations from many angles - 'as the mechanism that protects us from disease, a metaphor for our wish for invulnerability, and a clsss-based privilege…' She argues for continued childhood inoculation, and weaves her personal experiences in and out of classical and contemporary literature. 'An elegant, intelligent, and very beautiful book'.


SKU: 9781922182944


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.

Book Details

Author Biss, Eula.
Format PB
Publisher Text
Number of Pages 206
Publish Date 1/01/2014
Catalogue CIV02
Catalogue book number 6