From the history of pandemics to the history of inmmunitary practices

This intervention addresses two current discussions. On the one hand, the historical, synchronic recovery and significance of pandemics in the course of history, their medical and epidemiological approach and their impact on the construction of social medicine, current public health, state consolidation and the scientific justification of quarantine, isolation or vaccination measures. Secondly, an asynchronous analysis of the different social fields (religion, law, medicine, psychiatry, technology, biology, etc.) in which “immune practices” have been established in the name of the protection of “life/quality of life/life form/health”, even at the cost of life itself.