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Decade of disaster

Author: Ann Larabee
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the spectacular disasters of the 1980s--the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Chernobyl meltdown, the Challenger space shuttle explosion, the Bhopal chemical plant release, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic--Ann Larabee examines how culture is reconstructed after disaster through victims' stories, media coverage, and official efforts to restore faith in technology."--Back cover.
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Larabee, Ann, 1957-
Decade of disaster.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607421586
Online version:
Larabee, Ann, 1957-
Decade of disaster.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607935617
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Larabee
ISBN: 0252024834 9780252024832 0252068203 9780252068201
OCLC Number: 40776667
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lifeboat ethics --
Sarcophagus --
Radioactive body politics --
Oil and water --
The Bhopal effect.
Responsibility: Ann Larabee.

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