The Tainted Desert : Environmental Ruin in the American West

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The Tainted Desert : Environmental Ruin in the American West

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 336 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415917704
  • DDC分類 363.17990978

基本説明

Maps the nuclear landscapes of the U.S. inter-desert southwest, a land sacrificed to the Cold-War arms race and nuclear energy policy.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations/Maps                 ix  (1)
Legend of Map Symbols x (1)
List of Acronyms xi (2)
Preface xiii(8)
Acknowledgments xxi
ONE: Mapping the Nuclear Landscape 1 (120)
1. Introduction 3 (16)
Mapping the Invisible Nuclear Landscape 3 (12)
Interlocking Desires: Science, Industry, 15 (4)
and the Military
2. Tragedy at the Center of the Universe 19 (19)
The Uranium Story 19 (8)
Science as a Mechanism of Exclusion 27 (9)
The Global Picture 36 (2)
3. Science Cities in the Desert 38 (43)
Outdoor Laboratories and Theaters of War 38 (7)
Zones of Concentration on the Nuclear 45 (3)
Landscape
Zone One 48 (13)
Zone Two 61 (20)
4. Nuclear Wasteland 81 (40)
The Nuclear Legacy 82 (6)
Confusion in the Field: Problems with the 88 (6)
Nuclear Industry and Its Regulation
Nuclear Waste and Indigenous Communities 94 (3)
Deep-Geologic Repositories: The Yucca 97 (7)
Mountain Project and WIPP
Monitored Retrievable Storage Sites 104 (7)
Low-Level Nuclear Waste: Ward Valley and 111 (4)
the Mojave's Indigenous Peoples
The Nuclear Waste Crisis in Context 115 (6)
TWO: Power, Representation, and Cultural 121 (170)
Politics at Yucca Mountain
5. The View from Yucca Mountain 123 (36)
Perspectives and Boundaries 123 (16)
Perceptions of Nature and Their Material 139 (6)
Consequences
Protest at the Margins 145 (14)
6. Cultural Politics 159 (26)
Indian Perspectives on Yucca Mountain 159 (8)
Cultural Resource Studies
Tribal Representation in Cultural Studies 167 (6)
Removal of Artifacts, Removal of Presence 173 (4)
Different Ways of Knowing 177 (8)
7. The Country of Lost Borders 185 (20)
A Historical Sketch 185 (20)
8. Aboriginal Homeland 205 (40)
The Cultural Politics of Difference 205 (4)
Indian Geography and Mythopoetic Knowledge 209 (7)
Intersubjectivity and Ecological Ethos 216 (23)
(Re)Assembling Knowledge 239 (6)
9. The Experimental Landscape 245 (38)
Intellectual Precursors to the Experiment 248 (17)
at Yucca Mountain: Ecology, Energy, and
Radiation
Managing the System: The Yucca Mountain 265 (18)
Project and the Technology of Knowing
10. Conclusion 283 (8)
Notes 291 (28)
Bibliography 319 (12)
Index 331