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Book Forum––Warwick Anderson and Ian R. Mackay’s “Intolerant Bodies”

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We are happy to present a book forum organized around the release of  Warwick Anderson and Ian R. Mackay‘s Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).  Here, a “short” history should not be mistaken for one that is “thin” – Anderson and Mackay masterfully navigate a terrain populated as much by bodies as ideas.  The writing is rich and detailed, a mix of intellectual genealogy and historical chronicle – the book is sure to serve as a resource for medical anthropologists, historians, and science studies scholars alike for years to come.  We hope you enjoy a lively set of commentaries and Warwick Anderson’s reply.

Comments on Warwick Anderson and Ian R. Mackay’s Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

Bodies as Texts
Ilana Löwy

The Life of Biographical Disease
Nathaniel Comfort

Sick of Oneself
Angela Creager

Immunity as Information, or Why the Foreign Matters
A. David Napier

Response to comments:

Doing Biographical Work
Warwick Anderson

 


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