Flexible Bodies by Emily Martin
Tracking Immunity in American Culture-from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS

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Emily Martin traces Americans' changing ideas about health and immunity since the 1940s. She explores the implications of our emphasis on 'flexibility' in contexts from medicine to the corporate world, warning that we may be approaching a new form of social Darwinism.
 

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Emily Martin is professor of anthropology at New York University. Her books include "Flexible Bodies: Tracking Immunity in American Culture from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS" and "The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction.
 
Published June 1, 1994 by Beacon Pr. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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By also working in an immunology research lab, as a volunteer buddy to HIV-positive individuals, and as an AIDS activist, she was able to study the attitudes of people with impaired immune systems and of scientists researching immunology.

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The traditional image of the immune system as an army defending the body against foreign invaders is gradually being supplanted, asserts Martin, who teaches anthropology at Johns Hopkins.

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