The Resource Lousy sex : creating self in an infectious world, Gerald N. Callahan, (ebook)

Lousy sex : creating self in an infectious world, Gerald N. Callahan, (ebook)

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Lousy sex : creating self in an infectious world
Title
Lousy sex
Title remainder
creating self in an infectious world
Statement of responsibility
Gerald N. Callahan
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Lousy Sex Gerald Callahan explores the science of self, illustrating the immune system's role in forming individual identity. Blending the scientific essay with deeply personal narratives, these poignant and enlightening stories use microbiology and immunology to explore a new way to answer the question, who am I? "Self" has many definitions. Science has demonstrated that 90 percent of the cells in our bodies are bacteria--we are in many respects more non-self than self. In Lousy Sex, Callahan considers this microbio-neuro perspective on human identity together with the soulful, social perception of self, drawing on both art and science to fully illuminate this relationship. In his stories about where we came from and who we are, Callahan uses autobiographical episodes to illustrate his scientific points. Through stories about the sex lives of wood lice, the biological advantages of eating dirt, the question of immortality, the relationship between syphilis and the musical genius of Beethoven, and more, this book creates another way, a chimeric way, of seeing ourselves. The general reader with an interest in science will find Lousy Sex fascinating"--
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1946-
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Callahan, Gerald N.
Dewey number
613
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC489.S43
LC item number
C35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Biological psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
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Lousy sex : creating self in an infectious world, Gerald N. Callahan, (ebook)
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https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3039791
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
xiv, 175 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote
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  • EBC3039791
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3039791
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3039791
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10723519
  • (CaONFJC)MIL910573
  • (OCoLC)849928871
Label
Lousy sex : creating self in an infectious world, Gerald N. Callahan, (ebook)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3039791
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 175 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC3039791
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3039791
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3039791
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10723519
  • (CaONFJC)MIL910573
  • (OCoLC)849928871

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