Atomic Culture: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb / Edition 1

Atomic Culture: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb / Edition 1

by Michael A. Amundson
     
 

In Atomic Culture, eight scholars examine the range of cultural expressions of atomic energy from the 1940s to the early twenty-first century, including comic books, nuclear landscapes, mushroom-cloud postcards, the Los Alamos suburbs, uranium-themed board games, future atomic waste facilities, and atomic-themed films such as Dr. Strangelove and

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In Atomic Culture, eight scholars examine the range of cultural expressions of atomic energy from the 1940s to the early twenty-first century, including comic books, nuclear landscapes, mushroom-cloud postcards, the Los Alamos suburbs, uranium-themed board games, future atomic waste facilities, and atomic-themed films such as Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Kid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870817649
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Series:
Atomic History & Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Atomic comics : the comic book industry confronts the nuclear age11
Ch. 2Reinventing Los Alamos : code switching and suburbia at America's Atomic city33
Ch. 3"Uranium on the cranium" : uranium mining and popular culture49
Ch. 4Confronting the "capitalist bomb" : the neutron bomb and American culture65
Ch. 5The nuclear past in the landscape present81
Ch. 6The Mushroom cloud as kitsch101
Ch. 7Is this the sum of our fears? Nuclear imagery in post-Cold War cinema125
Ch. 8American monument : the waste isolation pilot plant149

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