Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s

Eckart Conze, Martin Klimke, Jeremy Varon

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This book brings together cutting-edge scholarship from the United States and Europe to address political as well as cultural responses to both the arms race of the 1980s and the ascent of nuclear energy as a second, controversial dimension of the nuclear age. Diverse in its topics and disciplinary approaches, Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s makes a fundamental contribution to the emerging historiography of the 1980s as a whole. As of now, the era's nuclear tensions have been addressed by scholars mostly from the standpoint of security studies, focused on the geo-strategic deliberations of political elites and at the level of state policy. Yet nuclear anxieties, as the essays in this volume document, were so pervasive that they profoundly shaped the era's culture, its habits of mind, and its politics, far beyond the domain of policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages370
ISBN (Electronic)9781316479742
ISBN (Print)9781107136281
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016

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Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s. / Conze, Eckart; Klimke, Martin; Varon, Jeremy.

Cambridge University Press, 2016. 370 p.

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Conze, Eckart ; Klimke, Martin ; Varon, Jeremy. / Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 370 p.
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