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Hookworms make us human: the microbiome, eco-immunology, and a probiotic turn in Western healthcare

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Historians of science have identified an ecological turn underway in immunology, driven by the mapping of the human microbiome and wider environmentalist anxieties. A figure is emerging of the human as a holobiont, composed of microbes and threatened by both microbial excess and microbial absence. Antimicrobial approaches to germ warfare are being supplemented by probiotic approaches to restoring microbial life. This article examines the political ecology of this probiotic turn in Western hea...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/maq.12466

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Geography
Oxford college:
Hertford College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Anthropological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Medical Anthropology Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
1
Pages:
60-79
Publication date:
2019-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1548-1387
ISSN:
0745-5194
Pubs id:
pubs:855884
URN:
uri:d7003892-e40a-489a-9ed7-0e9ad0e9b581
UUID:
uuid:d7003892-e40a-489a-9ed7-0e9ad0e9b581
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pubs:855884

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