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Resisting the nuclear : art and activism across the Pacific

Title
Resisting the nuclear : art and activism across the Pacific / edited by Elyssa Faison and Alison Fields.
ISBN
9780295752341
0295752343
9780295752358
Publication
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2024]
Physical Description
ix, 321 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Summary
"This interdisciplinary edited collection features historians, anthropologists, artists, and activists who explore a transpacific understanding of the legacies of the testing and use of nuclear weapons. Instead of limiting the focus of the nuclear humanities to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, these essays take readers from the New Mexican desert, to the islands of the Pacific Ocean, to small fishing villages on the island of Shikoku in Japan. They bring together different times and places as well as art historical analysis and academic essays. Focusing on themes of resistance, this collection illustrates the varied methods artists and activists can use to combat nuclear regimes through their aesthetic and political work. By putting activists and artists together, it demonstrates the overlaps and linkages between them as well as the different ways political and artistic expression can respond to nuclear threats and effect change. Through the personal testimonies of hibakushas, lawsuits filed to demand compensation for the medical treatment of affected fisherman, community education programs that raise historical awareness, and artistic projects that provide social commentary, this volume illustrates that nuclear resistance can come in many forms"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Resisting the nuclear Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2023]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 15, 2024
Series
Critical ethnic studies and visual culture.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : visuality, temporality, geography / Elyssa Faison and Alison Fields
Targeting the Pacific : World War II in Asian American and Pacific Islander art / Margo Machida
Security and sacrifice : nuclear tourism in New Mexico / Melanie Armstrong
A people's atlas of nuclear Colorado : art and activism in the digital space / Melanie Armstrong, Shiloh R. Krupar, and Sarah Kanouse
Atoms for life and for death : nuclear energy and Hiroshima activism in the 1950s / Ran Zwigenberg
The politics of antimonumentalism : an exhibit in five cities / Shinpei Takeda
The antimonument research collective / Shuhei Matsukubo, Mariko Mikami, Maika Nakao, and Shinpei Takeda
Creating the atomic sublime : the perpetual production of nuclear in/security / Jennifer Richter and Sherri Wasserman
Resisting US nuclear tests : the UN petition from the Marshall Islands / Seiichirō Takemine
Arts education and the nuclear legacy in the Marshall Islands / Ariana Tibon, Jasmine Alik, Leimamo Wase, Keyoka Kabua, and Holly Barker
Nuclear temples / Peter Goin
Housewives petitioning for world peace : ban-the-bomb activism in Cold War Japan / Akiko Takenaka
Voices of deep-sea tuna fishermen in the Japanese anti-nuclear test movement / Yuka Tsuchiya Moriguchi
A long road to disability compensation in Cold War America / Naoko Wake
Barbara Reynolds and the politics of transnational antinuclear activism / Elyssa Faison
An interview with Artist Will Wilson / Alison Fields and Will Wilson
Food cultivation as artistic activism after nuclear disaster / Alison Fields.
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