Nuclear Criticism

Author(s): Ken Ruthven


Among the fall-out from the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the seed of a new cultural phenomenon: a half century of writings which attempt to evaluate the cultural consequences of a nuclear technology whose most conspicuous legacy is the nuclear power station and weapons of mass destruction. Nuclear Criticism introduces a variety of analytical approaches to representations of nuclearism, ranging from official accounts of the first atomic test in 1945 to recent reports on a controversial shipment of plutonium to Japan. A relatively late intervention in this history is self-styled and theoretically sophisticated nuclear criticism whose assumptions and practices are here contextualized and examined.

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General Fields

  • : 9780522844917
  • : Melbourne University Publishing
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : 0.17
  • : October 1993
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  • : books

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  • : Ken Ruthven
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : very good
  • : 144