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ISBN-10: 0691202176
ISBN-13: 9780691202174
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 03/24/2020
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.20" W, 1.20" H

The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New Mexico New Edition

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An important investigation of the sociocultural fallout of America’s work on the atomic bomb

In The Nuclear Borderlands, Joseph Masco offers an in-depth look at the long-term consequences of the Manhattan Project. Masco examines how diverse groups in and around Los Alamos, New Mexico understood and responded to the U.S. nuclear weapons project in the post-Cold War period. He shows that the American focus on potential nuclear apocalypse during the Cold War obscured the broader effects of the nuclear complex on society, and that the atomic bomb produced a new cognitive orientation toward daily life, reconfiguring concepts of time, nature, race, and citizenship. This updated edition includes a brand-new preface by the author discussing current developments in nuclear politics and the scientific impact of the nuclear age on the present epoch of a human-altered climate.

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The Nuclear Borderlands alters the meaning of 'ethnography' in a way that will challenge all of us in anthropology. It will certainly take its place among the classic texts assessing the cultural politics of the bomb, and it will join the must-read ranks in the literature on American nationalism and nation-making in the late twentieth century."–Susan Harding, University of California, Santa Cruz, author of The Book of Jerry Falwell and Remaking Ibieca
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ISBN-10: 0691202176
ISBN-13: 9780691202174
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 03/24/2020
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.20" W, 1.20" H
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