ISBN-10:
0816638594
ISBN-13:
9780816638598
Pub. Date:
06/19/2004
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
People of the Bomb: Portraits of America's Nuclear Complex

People of the Bomb: Portraits of America's Nuclear Complex

by Hugh Gusterson

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ISBN-13: 9780816638598
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 06/19/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Securityscapesxiii
Part I.Encounters with the Other
1.Becoming a Weapons Scientist3
2.Nuclear Weapons and the Other in the Western Imagination21
Part II.Militarism and the Media
3.Short Circuit: Watching Television with a Nuclear Weapons Scientist51
4.Hiroshima, the Gulf War, and the Disappearing Body63
Part III.Ideological Frames
5.Presenting the Creation: Dean Acheson and NATO85
6.Missing the End of the Cold War in Security Studies100
7.Cultures as Strategic Hamlets: An Anthropologist Reads Samuel Huntington121
Part IV.Nuclear Testing
8.Nuclear Weapons Testing as Scientific Ritual147
9.The Virtual Nuclear Weapons Laboratory in the New World Order165
Part V.Life around the Barbed Wire Fence
10.The Death of the Authors of Death: Prestige and Creativity among Nuclear Weapons Scientists187
11.How Not to Construct an Incinerator206
Postscript: Tall Tales and Deceptive Discourses: Nuclear Weapons in George W. Bush's America221
Notes229
Bibliography263
Publication History295
Index297

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