ON METAPHOR: Reciprocity and Immunity
Author(s)Fischer, Michael M. J.
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My reading of David Napier's article foregrounds or highlights (1) a key scientific “discovery” or observation; (2) the history of shifting high level metaphors as key new biological mechanisms are apprehended; (3) three key contemporary problems in immunological biology identified by Napier (transplantation, tumor immunology, autoimmune diseases); and (4) the ways in which popular culture takes up new scientific terminologies as folk “philosophemes” or cultural components for apprehending sociocultural change.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Program in Science, Technology and Society
FISCHER, MICHAEL M. J. “ON METAPHOR: Reciprocity and Immunity.” Cultural Anthropology 27, no. 1 (February 2012): 144–152. © 2012 The American Anthropological Association.
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