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The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

A. David Napier


This book 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, the author 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 culture and foreclosing tremendous opportunities ... More

Keywords: immunology, diversity, military, law, electronic revolution, political correctness, embryology, personal growth, homogenization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226568126
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. David Napier, author