Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-02-15
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press

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Ranging across fiction and poetry, critical theory and film, comics and speeches, Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear Warexplores how writers, thinkers, and filmmakers have tackled the question: Are nuclear weapons white? Paul Williams addresses myriad representations of nuclear weapons: the Manhattan Project, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear tests across the globe, and the anxiety surrounding the superpowers' devastating arsenals. Ultimately, Williams concludes that many texts act as a reminder that the power enjoyed by the white Western world imperils the whole planet.

Author Biography

Daniel Cordle, author of States of Suspense: The Nuclear Age, Postmodernism and, United States Fiction and Prose (Manchester University Press, 2008) Paul Williams is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter, and the author, of Paul Gilroy (Routledge, forthcoming 2013) and co-editor (with J. T. Lyons) of The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts (University Press of Mississippi, 2010)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Race, War and Apocalypse before 1945p. 25
Inverted Frontiersp. 49
Soft Places and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdomep. 85
Fear of a Black Planetp. 105
White Rain and the Black Atlanticp. 147
Race and the Manhattan Projectp. 180
'The Hindu Bomb': Nuclear Nationalism in The Last Jet-Engine Laughp. 202
Third World Wars and Third-World Warsp. 224
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 270
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