Nuclear Legacies Communication, Controversy, and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex by Taylor, Bryan C.; Kinsella, William J.; Depoe, Stephen P.; Metzler, Maribeth S.; Hamilton, Jennifer Duffield; Krupar, Jason N.; McNamara, Laura A.; Morgan, Eric L.; Mullen, Jay; Peterson, Tarla Rai, 9780739119051
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  • ISBN: 9780739119051 | 0739119052
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/29/2008

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Although the Cold War is commonly considered 'over,' the legacies of that conflict continue to unfold throughout the globe. One site of post-Cold War controversy involves the consequences of U.S. nuclear weapons production for worker safety, public health, and the environment. Over the past two decades, citizens, organizations, and governments have passionately debated the nature of these consequences, and how they should be managed. This volume clarifies the role of communication in creating, maintaining, and transforming the relationships between these parties, and in shaping the outcomes of related organizational and political deliberations. Providing various perspectives on nuclear culture and discourse, this anthology serves as a model of interdisciplinary communication scholarship that cuts across the subfields of political, environmental, and organizational communication studies, and rhetoric.

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