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British nuclear culture official and unofficial narratives in the long 20th century

British nuclear culture [electronic resource] : official and unofficial narratives in the long 20th century / Jonathan Hogg.
9781474217507 (online)
9781441141330 (hardback)
9781441169761 (paperback)
9781441109248 (electronic book)
9781441179876 (PDF)
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2016]
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1 online resource (xiv, 232 p.)
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Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
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"The advent of the atomic bomb, the social and cultural impact of nuclear science, and the history of the British nuclear state after 1945 is a complex and contested story. British Nuclear Culture is an important survey that offers a new interpretation of the nuclear century by tracing the tensions between 'official' and 'unofficial' nuclear narratives in British culture. In this book, Jonathan Hogg argues that nuclear culture was a pervasive and persistent aspect of British life, particularly in the years following 1945. This idea is illustrated through detailed analysis of various primary source materials, such as newspaper articles, government files, fictional texts, film, music and oral testimonies. The book introduces unfamiliar sources to students of nuclear and cold war history, and offers in-depth and critical reflections on the expanding historiography in this area of research. Chronologically arranged, British Nuclear Culture reflects upon, and returns to, a number of key themes throughout, including nuclear anxiety, government policy, civil defence, 'nukespeak' and nuclear subjectivity, individual experience, protest and resistance, and the influence of the British nuclear state on everyday life. The book contains illustrations, individual case studies, a select bibliography, a timeline, and a list of helpful online resources for students of nuclear history."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Bloomsbury cultural history. Core collection.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Early nuclear culture: 1898-1945
Early responses to the atomic bomb: 1945-1950
Maturing responses: 1950-1963
Radicalised and realist responses: 1963-1975
"Abused technology": extreme realism, 1975 - 1989
Rendered invisible: the persistence of nuclear culture, 1990-2015
Conclusions: the nuclear century.

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