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Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear WarRepresentations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds$
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Paul Williams

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317088

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846319792

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White Rain and the Black Atlantic

White Rain and the Black Atlantic

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Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War
Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the image of nuclear war in the context of the black Atlantic as a counterculture of modernity. It asks how racial oppression and nuclear weapons have been considered concurrently by black Atlantic thinkers, writers and performers to emphasize the structures of racial oppression within Western societies, and the questionable morality and desirability of the West's technological progress. It argues that confronting contemporary racial injustice on an international scale must be connected to nuclear disarmament programmes.

Keywords:   nuclear war, modernity, racial oppression, nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament programmes

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