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The Resource Nuclear rites : a weapons laboratory at the end of the Cold War, Hugh Gusterson

Nuclear rites : a weapons laboratory at the end of the Cold War, Hugh Gusterson

Label
Nuclear rites : a weapons laboratory at the end of the Cold War
Title
Nuclear rites
Title remainder
a weapons laboratory at the end of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Gusterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on fieldwork at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - the facility that designed the neutron bomb and the warhead for the MX missile - Nuclear Rites takes the reader deep inside the top-secret culture of a nuclear weapons lab. Exploring the scientists' world of dark humor, ritualized secrecy, and disciplined emotions, anthropologist Gusterson uncovers the beliefs and values that animate their work. He discovers that many of the scientists are Christians, deeply convinced of the morality of their work. An unexpected number are also liberals who opposed the Vietnam War and the Reagan-Bush agenda. In a lively, wide-ranging account, Gusterson analyzes the ethics and politics of laboratory employees, the effects of security regulations on scientists' private lives, and the role of nuclear tests - beyond the obvious scientific one - as rituals of initiation and transcendence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gusterson, Hugh
Dewey number
306.2/7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U264.4.C2
LC item number
G87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Etats-Unis)
  • Armes nucléaires
  • Mouvement antinucléaire
  • Kernwapens
  • Laboratoriumonderzoek
  • Armes nucléaires
  • Mouvement antinucléaire
  • Energie nucléaire
  • Californie (États-Unis)
Label
Nuclear rites : a weapons laboratory at the end of the Cold War, Hugh Gusterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beginnings -- Becoming a weapon scientist -- Secrecy -- Bodies and machines -- Testing, testing, testing -- Crisis -- A different reality -- Conclusion: The end of an era -- Postscript -- Comments on the text
Control code
34517289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780520081475
Lccn
96007234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)34517289
Label
Nuclear rites : a weapons laboratory at the end of the Cold War, Hugh Gusterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beginnings -- Becoming a weapon scientist -- Secrecy -- Bodies and machines -- Testing, testing, testing -- Crisis -- A different reality -- Conclusion: The end of an era -- Postscript -- Comments on the text
Control code
34517289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780520081475
Lccn
96007234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)34517289

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