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By Jonathan Hogg

the appearance of the atomic bomb, the social and cultural influence of nuclear technological know-how, and the background of the British nuclear country after 1945 is a fancy and contested tale. British Nuclear Culture is a vital survey that gives a brand new interpretation of the nuclear century by means of tracing the tensions among 'official' and 'unofficial' nuclear narratives in British tradition.

In this publication, Jonathan Hogg argues that nuclear tradition used to be a pervasive and chronic point of British existence, really within the years following 1945. this concept is illustrated via targeted research of assorted basic resource fabrics, comparable to newspaper articles, govt records, fictional texts, movie, tune and oral stories. The ebook introduces unusual assets to scholars of nuclear and chilly warfare historical past, and provides in-depth and demanding reflections at the increasing historiography during this zone of research.

Chronologically prepared, British Nuclear Culture displays upon, and returns to, a few key topics all through, together with nuclear nervousness, executive coverage, civil defence, 'nukespeak' and nuclear subjectivity, person adventure, protest and resistance, and the effect of the British nuclear nation on daily life. The booklet includes illustrations, person case reviews, a choose bibliography, a timeline, and an inventory of useful on-line assets for college students of nuclear history.

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