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Technology and Empire in the Nuclear Age: A Global and Local History of Uranium Mining
Gabrielle Hecht, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II. (Book)
Title: The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II.
Author: Hecht, Gabrielle
Year: 1998
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780262582810
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Cambridge: MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780262582810

Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (Book)
Title: Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War
Author: Hecht, Gabrielle
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780262515788
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Cambridge MA: MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780262515788

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade
Author: Gabrielle Hecht
Abstract: Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2003, after the infamous “yellow cake from Niger,” Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa’s other uranium-producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something--a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be “nuclear.” Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear--a state that she calls “nuclearity”--lie at the heart of today’s global nuclear order and the relationships between “developing nations” (often former colonies) and “nuclear powers” (often former colonizers). Hecht enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. By doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/being-nuclear
Primary URL Description: Publisher's site
Access Model: Published book
Publisher: MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (Book)
Title: Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade
Author: Gabrielle Hecht
Abstract: Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2003, after the infamous “yellow cake from Niger,” Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa’s other uranium-producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something--a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be “nuclear.” Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear--a state that she calls “nuclearity”--lie at the heart of today’s global nuclear order and the relationships between “developing nations” (often former colonies) and “nuclear powers” (often former colonizers). Hecht enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. By doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/being-nuclear
Primary URL Description: Publisher's site
Access Model: Published book
Publisher: MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (Book)
Title: Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade
Author: Gabrielle Hecht
Abstract: Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2003, after the infamous “yellow cake from Niger,” Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa’s other uranium-producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something--a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be “nuclear.” Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear--a state that she calls “nuclearity”--lie at the heart of today’s global nuclear order and the relationships between “developing nations” (often former colonies) and “nuclear powers” (often former colonizers). Hecht enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. By doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/being-nuclear
Primary URL Description: Publisher's site
Access Model: Published book
Publisher: MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (Book)
Title: Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade
Author: Gabrielle Hecht
Abstract: Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2003, after the infamous “yellow cake from Niger,” Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa’s other uranium-producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something--a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be “nuclear.” Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear--a state that she calls “nuclearity”--lie at the heart of today’s global nuclear order and the relationships between “developing nations” (often former colonies) and “nuclear powers” (often former colonizers). Hecht enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. By doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.
Abstract: Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2003, after the infamous “yellow cake from Niger,” Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa’s other uranium-producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something--a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be “nuclear.” Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear--a state that she calls “nuclearity”--lie at the heart of today’s global nuclear order and the relationships between “developing nations” (often former colonies) and “nuclear powers” (often former colonizers). Hecht enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. By doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/being-nuclear
Primary URL Description: Publisher's site
Access Model: Published book
Publisher: MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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