Hiroshima and Here: Reflections on Australian Atomic Culture

Hiroshima and Here: Reflections on Australian Atomic Culture

by Robin Gerster


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This study provides a cultural history of Nuclear Age Australia. The author examines the country's role as a weapons testing site, its ambition to join the postwar nuclear club of nations, the heated controversies surrounding uranium mining and nuclear power, and the rich complexity of Australian cultural response to the fact and possibility of atomic destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498587594
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/02/2020
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.35(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Robin Gerster is professor in the School of Languages, Literature, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Exile on Uranium Street Part I: The Aftermath Chapter 1: Hiroshima around the Corner: Payback and Portent Chapter 2: Going to Ground Zero: Australians in Occupied Japan Part II: Australia's Place in the Nuclear Empire Chapter 3: Our Atomic Home: the 1950s Chapter 4: The Nuclear Blues: Since the 1960s Part III: Commemoration and Prophecy Chapter 5: Hiroshima Revisited: Remembering and Representing "the Bomb" Chapter 6: Doom Town: Imagining the Nuclear Destruction of Australian Cities Conclusion: Apocalypse, and Other Ends

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