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The Nuclear Peninsula

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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511879944

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  • A quiet French country district is the site of a nuclear waste processing plant. Françoise Zonabend describes how those working there, and living nearby, reconcile themselves to the possibility of nuclear catastrophe. By analyzing work practices and language, the author provides a superb sociology of the nuclear workplace, with its divisions and hierarchies, and explains the often unexpected responses of the workers to the fear of contamination. This is a major contribution to the anthropology of modern life.

    • An excellent ethnography on modern times and modern problems which will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, ecologists
    • A controversial topic which is handled sensitively in a questioning rather than critical style
    • Powerful and evocative writing which is accessible to the general as well as academic reader
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    "By analyzing work practices and language, the author provides a superb sociology of the nuclear workplace, with its divisions and hierarchies, and explains the often unexpected responses of the workers to the fear of contamination. This is a major contribution to the anthropology of modern life." Bulletin of Science, Technology and Sociology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511879944
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface: Once there was a landscape …
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction: talking nuclear
    Part I. Nuclear Landscapes:
    1. La Hague or the nuclear zone
    2. The nuclear setting
    3. The politics of nuclear power
    Part II. The Nuclear People:
    4. The nuclear site: an inventory of fixtures
    5. Learning the nuclear ropes
    6. The nuclear everyday
    Conclusion: the ultimate subject - man
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Françoise Zonabend, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

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