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- DescriptionMany nuclear and other U.S. military facilities from World War II and the Cold War are w being closed and remediated. Some of these sites have even been transformed into nature refuges and hailed as models of environmental stewardship. Yet, as Shiloh R. Krupar argues, these efforts are too often doing less to solve the environmental and health problems caused by military industrialism than they are acting to obscure the reality of ongoing contamination, occupational illnesses, and general conditions of exposure.Using an unusual combination of empirical research, creative nfiction, and fictional satire, Hot Spotter s Report examines how the biopolitics of war promotes the idea of a postmilitary and postnuclear world, naturalizing toxicity and limiting human relations with the past and the land. The book s case studies include the conversion of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal into a wildlife refuge, a project that draws on a green creation story to sanitize other histories of the site; the cleanup and management of the former plutonium factory Rocky Flats, where the supposed transfiguration of waste into wilderness allows the government to reduce the area it must manage; and a federal law intended to compensate ill nuclear bomb workers that has sometimes done more to benefit former weapons complexes.Detecting and exposing such hot spots of contamination, in part by satirizing government reports, Hot Spotter s Report seeks to cultivate irreverence, controversy, coalitional possibility, and ethical responses. The result is a darkly humorous but serious and powerful challenge to the biopolitics of war.
- Author BiographyShiloh R. Krupar is a geographer and assistant professor of culture and politics at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
- Author(s)Shiloh R. Krupar
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication15/04/2013
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Series TitleQuadrant Book
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Note66 black & white illustrations
- Weight440 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
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