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The radiance of France : nuclear power and national identity after World War II

Author: Gabrielle Hecht
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How it happened that technological prowess and national glory (or "radiance," which also means "radiation" in French) became synonymous in France as nowhere else.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hecht, Gabrielle.
Radiance of France.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009005929
(OCoLC)306803885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle Hecht
ISBN: 9780262258890 0262258897 0262582813 9780262582810 1282694545 9781282694545
OCLC Number: 505258637
Notes: Originally published: 1998. With new foreword and afterword.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2001 Edelstein Prize, presented by Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Winner of the 1999 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association.
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 461 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Foreword by Michel Callon""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""A Technological Nation""; ""Technopolitical Regimes""; ""Technopolitics in the Fifth Republic""; ""Technological Unions""; ""Regimes of Work""; ""Technological Spectacles""; ""Atomic Vintage""; ""Warring Systems""; ""Conclusion""; ""Afterword""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""Inside Technology""
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Gabrielle Hecht ; foreword by Michel Callon and a new afterword by the author.

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