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Living in a Nuclear World


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Introduction: Shaping the Nuclear Order Section 1: Violence and Order 1. What the Bomb Has Done: Victim Relief, Knowledge, and Politics 2. Optics of Exposure 3. Constructing World Order: Mobilizing Tropes of Gender, Pathology and Race to Frame US Non-Proliferation Policy 4. The Nuclear Charter: International Law, Military Technology, and the Making of Strategic Trusteeship, 1942-1947 Section 2: Pacifying Through Control and Containment 5. Sharing the "Safe" Atom?: The International Atomic Energy Agency and Nuclear Regulation Through Standardization 6. From Military Surveillance to Citizen Counter-Expertise: Radioactivity Monitoring in a Nuclear World 7. Making the Accident Hypothetical: How Can One Deal with the Potential Nuclear Disaster? 8. Governing the Nuclear Waste Problem: Nature and Technology Section 3: Normalizing Through Denial and Trivialization 9. Trivializing Life in Long-Term Contaminated Areas. The Nuclear Political Laboratory 10. Continuing Nuclear Tests and Ending Fish Inspections: Politics, Science, and the Lucky Dragon Incident in 1954 11. The Dystopic Pieta: Chernobyl Survivors and Neo-Liberalism's Lasting Judgments 12. Unfolding Time at FukushimaSection 4: Timescaping Through Memory and Future Visions 13. Framing a Nuclear Order of Time 14. Nuclear Dreams and Capitalist Visions: The Peaceful Atom in Hiroshima 15. Slow Disaster and the Challenge of Nuclear Memory

About the Author

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent is a historian and philosopher of science and technology, and Professor (Emeritus) at Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.Soraya Boudia is a historian of science and Professor of Science, Technology and Society at University of Paris.Kyoko Sato is a sociologist and science and technology studies scholar, and Associate Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Standford University.

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