Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War
Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds
Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter, and the author of 'Paul Gilroy' (Routledge, 2013) and co-editor (with JT Lyons) of 'The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts' (University Press of Mississippi, 2010).
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Race, War and Apocalypse before 1945 2. Inverted Frontiers 3. Soft Places and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 4. Fear of a Black Planet 5. White Rain and the Black Atlantic 6. Race and the Manhattan Project 7. 'The Hindu Bomb': Nuclear Nationalism in The Last Jet-Engine Laugh 8. Third World Wars and Third-World Wars Bibliography Index
Williams manages to significantly extend readings of race and ethnicity in relation to the representation of nuclear war, and he treads new ground in his reading of some works, particularly contemporary ones. His combination of theoretical approaches and literary analysis also makes this an invaluable resource for those seeking to understand the logic of postcolonial science fiction. This is a must-read book.
A good book, addressing itself to a neglected area of an important topic. Williams draws on an impressively broad and diverse range of nuclear texts for his study and has some intelligent observations to make. His readings of literary and filmic texts are detailed and enlightening.
author of States of Suspense:The Nuclear Age, Postmodernism and United States Fiction and Prose (Manchester University Press, 2008)
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: October 18, 2011
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 40