Date of Award

Fall 12-5-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Marc Edelman

Second Advisor

Murphy Halliburton

Academic Program Adviser

Yukiko Koga

Abstract

This thesis analyzes the thoughts and feelings of non-vaccinating parents in America and argues that contemporary vaccine refusal results from overwhelming information saturation in the Internet age. Non-vaccinating parents express distrust of competing scientific research and call for a return to a more natural, toxin-free lifestyle.

 
 

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