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The Resource Radiation nation : Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s, Natasha Zaretsky

Radiation nation : Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s, Natasha Zaretsky

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Radiation nation : Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s
Title
Radiation nation
Title remainder
Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s
Statement of responsibility
Natasha Zaretsky
Title variation
Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant in Central Pennsylvania. Radiation Nation tells the story of what happened then and in the following months and years, as residents tried to make sense of the emergency. The near-meltdown occurred at a pivotal moment when the New Deal coalition was unraveling, trust in government was eroding, conservatives were consolidating their power, and the political left was becoming marginalized. Using the accident to explore this turning point, Natasha Zaretsky provides a fresh interpretation of the era by disclosing how atomic and ecological imaginaries shaped the conservative ascendancy. Drawing on the testimony of the men and women who lived in the shadow of the reactor, Radiation Nation shows that the region's citizens, especially its mothers, grew convinced that they had sustained radiological injuries that threatened their reproductive futures. Taking inspiration from the antiwar, environmental, and feminist movements, women at Three Mile Island crafted a homegrown ecological politics that wove together concerns over radiological threats to the body, the struggle over abortion and reproductive rights, and eroding trust in authority. This politics was shaped above all by what Zaretsky calls "biotic nationalism," a new body-centered nationalism that imagined the nation as a living, mortal being and portrayed sickened Americans as evidence of betrayal. The first cultural history of the accident, Radiation Nation reveals the surprising ecological dimensions of post-Vietnam conservatism while showing how growing anxieties surrounding bodily illness infused the political realignment of the 1970s in ways that blurred any easy distinction between left and right."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Zaretsky, Natasha
Dewey number
363.17990974818
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E872
LC item number
.Z37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
  • United States
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Radiation injuries
  • Political ecology
  • Nationalism
  • Conservatism
  • Accidents
  • Nationalism
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Political ecology
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
Radiation nation : Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s, Natasha Zaretsky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The culture of dissociation and the rise of the unborn -- The accident and the political transformation of the 1970s -- Creating a community of fate at Three Mile Island -- The second Cold War and the extinction threat -- Conclusion
Control code
on1007501139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 285 pages
Isbn
9780231179812
Lccn
2017038412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027852228
System control number
(OCoLC)1007501139
Label
Radiation nation : Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s, Natasha Zaretsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The culture of dissociation and the rise of the unborn -- The accident and the political transformation of the 1970s -- Creating a community of fate at Three Mile Island -- The second Cold War and the extinction threat -- Conclusion
Control code
on1007501139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 285 pages
Isbn
9780231179812
Lccn
2017038412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027852228
System control number
(OCoLC)1007501139

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