People of the bomb : portraits of America's nuclear complex (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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People of the bomb : portraits of America's nuclear complex

Author: Hugh Gusterson
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
E.L. Doctorow suggested that in the years since 1945 the nuclear bomb has come to compose the identity of the American people. Developing this theme, Hugh Gusterson shows how the military-industrial complex has transformed public culture & personal psychology in America, to create a nuclear people.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Gusterson
ISBN: 0816638594 9780816638598 0816638608 9780816638604
OCLC Number: 54528955
Description: xxvi, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Encounters with the other --
Becoming a weapons scientist --
Nuclear weapons and the other in the western imagination --
Militarism and the media --
Short circuit : watching television with a nuclear weapons scientist --
Hiroshima, the Gulf War, and the disappearing body --
Ideological frames --
Presenting the creation : Dean Acheson and NATO --
Missing the end of the cold war in security studies --
Cultures as strategic hamlets : an anthropologist reads Samuel Huntington --
Nuclear testing --
Nuclear weapons testing as scientific ritual --
The virtual nuclear weapons laboratory in the new world order --
Life around the barbed wire fence --
The death of the authors of death : prestige and creativity among nuclear weapons scientists --
How not to construct an incinerator --
Postscript : tall tales and deceptive discourses : nuclear weapons in George W. Bush's America.
Responsibility: Hugh Gusterson.
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People of the Bomb mixes empathic and vivid portraits of individual weapons scientists with hard-hitting scrutiny of defense intellectuals' inability to foresee the end of the cold war, government  Read more...

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