Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense

Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense

by Tracy C. Davis
     
 

Cultural history of the nuclear civil defense excercises in the US, Canada, and the UK, which emphasizes the performative aspect of the staged drills and evacuations.

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Cultural history of the nuclear civil defense excercises in the US, Canada, and the UK, which emphasizes the performative aspect of the staged drills and evacuations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822339700
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Abbreviations     xiii
Introduction     1
Directing Apocalypse
Civil Defense Concepts and Planning     9
Rehearsals for Nuclear War     58
Act Your Part: The Private Citizen on the Public Stage
The Psychology of Vulnerability     105
Sheltering     127
Get Out of Town!     158
Communications     181
Acting Out Injury     198
Covert Stages: The "Public Sector" Rehearses in Private
Crisis Play     223
International Play     247
Disaster Welfare     261
Continuity of Government     287
Computer Play     312
Afterword: Dismantling Civil Defense     331
Cold War and Civil Defense Time Line     339
Notes     351
Works Cited     401
Index     429

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