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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

The Nuclear Age in Popular Media

A Transnational History, 1945–1965

Editors: van Lente, Dick (Ed.)

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About this book

The atomic age was described as one that might soon end in the destruction of human civilization, but from the beginning, utopian images were attached to it as well. This book compares representations of nuclear power in popular media from around the world to to trace divergences, convergences, and exchanges.

About the authors

DICK VAN LENTE is an Associate Professor of History at Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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"The Nuclear Age in Popular Media successfully shows the need to think critically about the contents and flows of discourses on nuclear technology from comparative and transnational perspectives that are often overlooked. This book should become required reading for scholars in the fields of rhetoric, media studies, and history as well as science, technology, and society." - International Journal of Communication

"[I]n nine crisply written and surprisingly coherent chapters, van Lente and expert contributors offer an erudite account of this subject over the critical 20 years from 1945 to 1965, which should appeal to a wider audience than those readers likely to find their way to this work . . . This book, with its haunting cover illustration, makes fascinating reading. Recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Transnational History of Popular Images and Narratives of Nuclear Technologies in the First Two Postwar Decades

    Pages 1-17

    Lente, Dick

  • Shaping the Soviet Experience of the Atomic Age: Nuclear Topics in Ogonyok, 1945–1965

    Pages 19-51

    Schmid, Sonja D.

  • “To See … Things Dangerous to Come to”: Life Magazine and the Atomic Age in the United States, 1945–1965

    Pages 53-77

    Zeman, Scott C.

  • Learning from War: Media Coverage of the Nuclear Age in the Two Germanies

    Pages 79-116

    Augustine, Dolores L.

  • “Dawn—Or Dusk?” Britain’s Picture Post Confronts Nuclear Energy

    Pages 117-148

    Laucht, Christoph

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nuclear Age in Popular Media
Book Subtitle
A Transnational History, 1945–1965
Editors
  • Dick van Lente
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Dick van Lente
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-08618-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137086181
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34090-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34364-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 280
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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