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

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
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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