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The Age of Immunology Conceiving a Future in an Alienating World

Author: A David Napier
Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating and inventive work, A. David Napier argues that the central assumption of immunology-that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self-has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this immunological understanding of self and other through an incredibly diverse array of venues, from medical research to legal and military strategies and the electronic revolution,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A David Napier
ISBN: 9780226568126 0226568121 9780226568140 0226568148
OCLC Number: 1020174760
Description: 1 online resource (344 Seiten)

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In this fascinating and inventive work, A. David Napier argues that the central assumption of immunology-that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self-has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this immunological understanding of self and other through an incredibly diverse array of venues, from medical research to legal and military strategies and the electronic revolution, Napier shows how this defensive way of looking at the world not only destroys diversity but also eliminates the possibility of truly engaging difference, thereby impoverishing our c ...

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