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On Immunity - An Inoculation

Eula Biss

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. 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. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected—our bodies and our fates.

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. 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. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected—our bodies and our fates.
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Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. 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. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected—our bodies and our fates.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tamara Marston

Length:

6h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:58