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Rocket States : Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination.

Author: Fabienne Collignon
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rocket States crosses the disciplines of Cold War Studies, American Literature, American Studies and Cultural Studies. The particular attraction of this study lies in the combination of its range-close textual and visual analysis of the correlations between land and weaponry, set firmly within its political and cultural contexts-with its unique analytical approach. The book offers a synthesis between history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Collignon, Fabienne.
Rocket States : Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fabienne Collignon
ISBN: 9781623567255 1623567254
OCLC Number: 881887864
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Ignition; Text-world/Dream-work; Degree zero; Nuclear glas/s; Inhabitations; Counter-conduct; Chapter 1 Excavation: Colorado; The grounds of the bomb; Words like radium; New skins; Caretaker encoding; Chapter 2 Preservation: Kansas; Zone suspensions; Bright/Emptiness -; Hosts; Feed lots; ICBM, the beginning; The cult of future death; Homeland security; Chapter 3 Evacuation: Cape Canaveral; Total technology; Report from an obscure planet; Vorrichtung für die Isolierung; Terminal designs.

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Rocket States crosses the disciplines of Cold War Studies, American Literature, American Studies and Cultural Studies. The particular attraction of this study lies in the combination of its range-close textual and visual analysis of the correlations between land and weaponry, set firmly within its political and cultural contexts-with its unique analytical approach. The book offers a synthesis between history, theories of technology, theories of space, popular culture, literary study and military science. It illuminates a variety of literary texts from key writers and thinkers such as Pynchon,

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