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The Resource Being nuclear : Africans and the global uranium trade, Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic book)

Being nuclear : Africans and the global uranium trade, Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic book)

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Being nuclear : Africans and the global uranium trade
Title
Being nuclear
Title remainder
Africans and the global uranium trade
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle Hecht
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Remaking our understanding of the nuclear age, the author is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, but does 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? She lucidly probes the question of what it means for something--a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be "nuclear." She then enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure and asks, could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? These questions about being nuclear--"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). Nuclearity is not a straightforward scientific classification but a contested technopolitical one. The author follows uranium's path out of Africa and describes the invention of the global uranium market
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hecht, Gabrielle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Uranium industry
  • Uranium industry
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • Nuclear energy
Label
Being nuclear : Africans and the global uranium trade, Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10537987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 451 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301442
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Being nuclear : Africans and the global uranium trade, Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10537987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 451 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301442
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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