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Flexible bodies : tracking immunity in American culture from the days of polio to the age of AIDS

Author: Emily Martin
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Martin shows how Americans' ideas about health and immunity have changed dramatically since the 1940s and how "flexibility" has become a valued commodity--both in health and in business.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, Emily.
Flexible bodies.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)682374136
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Martin
ISBN: 0807046264 9780807046265 0807046272 9780807046272
OCLC Number: 29184223
Description: xxiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical overview --
Visions of the immune system --
Configurations of healthy bodies --
Practicums --
Post-Darwinism.
Responsibility: Emily Martin.

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Martin shows how Americans' ideas about health and immunity have changed dramatically since the 1940s and how "flexibility" has become a valued commodity--both in health and in business.

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