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Mobilising modernity : the nuclear moment

Author: Ian Welsh
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: International library of sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the nuclear heyday of the post-war years advocates of atomic power promised cheap electricity and a prosperous future. From the present, however, this promise seems tarnished by accidents, leaks and a lack of public confidence. Mobilising Modernity traces this journey from confidence in technology to the anxieties of the Risk Society questioning a number of conventional wisdom en route." "This study also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Welsh
ISBN: 0415047919 9780415047913
OCLC Number: 44786524
Description: 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The nuclear moment 3. Resisting the juggernaut 4. Accidents will happen 5. Modernity's mobilisation stalls 6. The moment of direct action 7. Networking: direct action and collective refusal
Series Title: International library of sociology.
Responsibility: Ian Welsh.

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This controversial new book traces the journey from public confidence in nuclear technology to the anxieties of the Risk Society questioning a number of conventional wisdoms en route.  Read more...

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