Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

Parution de l’ouvrage de Paul Williams, Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, Liverpool University Press – Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies, 256 pages

Présentation sur le site de The University of Chicago Press.

Ranging across fiction and poetry, critical theory and film, comics and speeches, Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War explores how writers, thinkers, and filmmakers have tackled the question: Are nuclear weapons white? Paul Williams addresses myriad representations of nuclear weapons: the Manhattan Project, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear tests across the globe, and the anxiety surrounding the superpowers’ devastating arsenals. Ultimately, Williams concludes that many texts act as a reminder that the power enjoyed by the white Western world imperils the whole planet.

Chapitres :
Race, War and Apocalypse before 1945
Inverted Frontiers
Soft Places and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Fear of a Black Planet
White Rain and the Black Atlantic
Race and the Manhattan Project
‘The Hindu Bomb’: Nuclear Nationalism in The Last Jet-Engine Laugh
Third World Wars and Third-World Wars