Mobilising Modernity: The Nuclear Moment (International by Ian Welsh

By Ian Welsh

through the nuclear heyday of the post-war years advocates of atomic energy promised reasonable electrical energy and a filthy rich destiny. From the current, notwithstanding, this promise turns out tarnished by way of injuries, leaks and a scarcity of public self assurance. Mobilising Modernity lines this trip from self belief in know-how to the anxieties of the chance Society wondering a couple of traditional wisdoms en direction.
Paying shut recognition to social, political and coverage features all through, this ebook considers:
* the nuclear second from worldwide collaborative undertaking at Los Alamos to fragmented, bitterly competing projects
* the 'atomic technological know-how movement's' use of symbolic assets to win nationwide ascendancy
* the results of secrecy and the institution of quasi-commercial firms in the nuclear industry.
This interesting learn additionally argues for the continued significance of the non-violent direct motion teams that flourished throughout the Seventies, exhibiting their carrying on with impact on modern-day new social hobbies. Welsh concludes via contemplating the consequences of this traditionally dependent account for modern problems with threat and belief on present policy-making.

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