Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future

Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future : Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb

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Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future presents an international collaboration of scholars and artists who examine multiple reactions of popular culture and the arts to the advent of nuclear weapons. Featuring both contemporary works of scholarship in several fields and works of contemporary artists grappling with what nuclear weapons have wrought, side by side, including Spencer Weart's updating of his classic book, Nuclear Fear.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739135562
  • 9780739135563

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface: Hiroshima Story Chapter 2 Introduction: Filling the Hole in the Future Chapter 3 1. Fetch Lights and Grocery Lists: Metaphors and Nuclear Weapons Chapter 4 2. from Critical Assembly, Poems Chapter 5 3. Robots, A-Bombs, and War: Cultural Meanings of Science and Technology in Japan Around World War Two Chapter 6 4. The Day the Sun Was Lost, Manga Chapter 7 5. The Summer You Can't Go Back To, Manga Chapter 8 6. "The Buck Stops Here": Hiroshima Revisionism in the Truman Years Chapter 9 7. Godzilla and the Bravo Shot: Who Created and Killed the Monster? Chapter 10 8. Thank you Mr. Avedon Chapter 11 9. Target Earth: The Atomic Bomb and the Whole Earth Chapter 12 10. Nuclear Culture 13 11. Nuclear Fear 1987-2007: Has Anything Changed? Has Everything Changed?
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Lively and thought-provoking. A nice mix of nationalities, of artists and scholars, of prose and poetry and artwork, of demonstration and oral history and analysis. -- Richard H. Minear, University of Massachusetts Amherst Recommended. CHOICE These sobering yet very readable essays from Japanese and American scholars, activists, and cultural creators explore a fascinating array of artistic and popular-cultural responses to the atomic bomb, the Cold War nuclear arms race, and the proliferation threats that dominate today's headlines. -- Paul S. Boyer, author of By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age This reader found much to think about in this volume. Public Affairs, June 2011
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About Robert Jacobs

Robert Jacobs is an associate professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University.
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