Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems introduces a provocative new speculation in medico-social concept - the speculation that immunity and affliction are partly socially constituted. It argues that immune platforms functionality not only as organic entities but in addition as symbolic strategies charged with political importance. Bridging components of psychology, sociology, physique thought, immunology and scientific anthropology, twelve papers from prime students clarify the various health-hazards of emotional and social strain, when analysing the semiotic and social responses to the imagery of immunity.
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