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).
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Doing Biographical Work
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