Nuclear Legacies: Communication, Controversy, and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

Nuclear Legacies: Communication, Controversy, and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

by Bryan C. Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739119044

ISBN-13: 9780739119044

Pub. Date: 04/13/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

Over the past two decades, citizens, organizations, and governments have passionately debated the nature of the consequences of nuclear production, and how they should be managed. This volume focuses on the role of communication in shaping-and potentially resolving-the conflicts that emerge during these debates.

Overview

Over the past two decades, citizens, organizations, and governments have passionately debated the nature of the consequences of nuclear production, and how they should be managed. This volume focuses on the role of communication in shaping-and potentially resolving-the conflicts that emerge during these debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739119044
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/13/2007
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: Linking Nuclear Legacies and Communication Studies   Bryan C. Taylor   William J. Kinsella     1
The Discourse of Officials and Stakeholders of Nuclear Weapons Production
Convergence and Divergence in the Public Dialogue on Nuclear Weapons Cleanup   Jennifer Duffield Hamilton     41
Becoming Hanford Downwinders: Producing Community and Challenging Discursive Containment   William J. Kinsella   Jay Mullen     73
Regional Communication and Sense of Place Surrounding the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant   Eric L. Morgan     109
Organizing the Past, Present, and Future of Nuclear Weapons Production
Cold War Triumphant: The Rhetorical Uses of History, Memory, and Heritage Preservation within the Department of Energy's Nuclear Weapons Complex   Jason N. Krupar   Stephen P. Depoe     135
Truth Is Generated Here: Knowledge Loss and the Production of Nuclear Confidence in the Post-Cold War Era   Laura A. McNamara     167
(Forever) At Work in the Fields of the Bomb: Images of Long-Term Stewardship in Post-Cold War Nuclear Discourse   Bryan C. Taylor     199
Critical Response
Response: Nuclear Legacies and Opportunities for Politically and Ethically Engaged Communication Scholarship   Tarla Rai Peterson     237
Index     255
About the Contributors     265

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