Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

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Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

Format:  Hardcover,

278 pages

Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr

Publish Date: Feb 2012

ISBN-13: 9781846317088

ISBN-10: 1846317088

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Ranging across fiction and poetry, critical theory and film, comics and speeches, "Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War "explores how writers, thinkers, and filmmakers have tackled the question: Are nuclear weapons white? Paul Williams addresses myriad representations of nuclear weapons: the Manhattan Project, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear tests across the globe, and the anxiety surrounding the superpowers' devastating arsenals. Ultimately, Williams concludes that many texts act as a reminder that the power enjoyed by the white Western world imperils the whole planet.

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Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr
Publish Date: Feb 2012
ISBN-13: 9781846317088
ISBN-10: 1846317088
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 278
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Race, War and Apocalypse before 1945p. 25
Inverted Frontiersp. 49
Soft Places and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdomep. 85
Fear of a Black Planetp. 105
White Rain and the Black Atlanticp. 147
Race and the Manhattan Projectp. 180
'The Hindu Bomb': Nuclear Nationalism in The Last Jet-Engine Laughp. 202
Third World Wars and Third-World Warsp. 224
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 270

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Ranging across fiction and poetry, critical theory and film, comics and speeches, Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War explores how writers, thinkers, and filmmakers have tackled the question: Are nuclear weapons white? Paul Williams addresses myriad representations of nuclear weapons: the Manhattan Project, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear tests across the globe, and the anxiety surrounding the superpowers’ devastating arsenals. Ultimately, Williams concludes that many texts act as a reminder that the power enjoyed by the white Western world imperils the whole planet.

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