The Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report

The Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report

by Barbara Rose Johnston, Holly M Barker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598743465

ISBN-13: 9781598743463

Pub. Date: 07/31/2008

Publisher: Left Coast Press

The hydrogen test-bomb Bravo, dropped on the Marshall Islands in 1954, had enormous consequences for the Rongelap people. Anthropologists Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly Barker provide incontrovertible evidence of physical and financial damages to individuals and cultural and psycho-social damages to the community through use of declassified government documents,

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Overview

The hydrogen test-bomb Bravo, dropped on the Marshall Islands in 1954, had enormous consequences for the Rongelap people. Anthropologists Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly Barker provide incontrovertible evidence of physical and financial damages to individuals and cultural and psycho-social damages to the community through use of declassified government documents, oral histories and ethnographic research, conducted with the Marshallese community within a unique collaborative framework. Their work helped produce a $1 billion award by the Nuclear Claims Tribunal and raises issues of bioethics, government secrecy, human rights, military testing, and academic activism. The report, reproduced here with accompanying materials, should be read by everyone concerned with the effects of nuclear war and is an essential text for courses in history, environmental studies, bioethics, human rights, and related subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598743463
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue Consequential damages of nuclear war 11

The Rongelap report : hardships and consequential damages from radioactive contamination, denied use, exile, and human subject experimentation experienced by the people of Rongelap, Rongerik, and Ailinginae atolls

Pt. 1 Introduction 43

Pt. 2 Loss of a healthy, sustainable way of life 57

Pt. 3 Chain of events and critical issues of concern 89

Pt. 4 Summary of damages, needs, and compensation concerns 173

Pt. 5 Conclusions and recommendations 195

Epilogue Seeking meaningful remedy 225

Appendix 249

Glossary 260

Index 287

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