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Recapitulating the Themes and Facing the Future

Robin Mansell and W. Edward Steinmueller

in Mobilizing the Information Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295570
eISBN:
9780191685149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295570.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

Like the expected energy abundance of the Atomic Age, the flow of information during the Information Age is also expected to become ‘too cheap to meter’, since communication capacity and information ... More


Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Lindsey A. Freeman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622378
eISBN:
9781469623177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622378.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. The city has experienced the ... More


Attack of the Queer Atomic Mutants: The Ironic Environmentalism of Shelley Jackson’s

Nicole Seymour

in Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the alternate reality of the 2006 novel Half Life, wherein the United States has implemented a program of self-bombing to atone for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This bombing gives ... More


Longing for the Bomb

Lindsey A. Freeman

in Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622378
eISBN:
9781469623177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622378.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This concluding chapter addresses the longing of residents of Oak Ridge for the days when the city was a muddy frontier at the beginning of the Atomic Age. Such a longing was shaped by positive ... More


After Hiroshima: Günther Anders and the history of anti-nuclear critique

Jason Dawsey

in Understanding the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict, 1945-90

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994402
eISBN:
9781526115126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994402.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Despite the lack of attention, he has received until recently in the Anglophone academic world, the German-Jewish technology critic and anti-nuclear militant Günther Anders (1902-1992) is a crucial ... More


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