Founding members of the Global Nuclear Awareness Coalition (GNAC) at University of California Santa Cruz are proud to announce their inaugural working paper series. The 2014 working paper series consists of papers written by founding members of the working group.
The first paper of the series, “Weapons of Mass Distraction,” is formidable and forward-looking simultaneously. Written by graduate student Amber Hickey from the History of Arts and Visual Culture program, it critically examines the detriment of nuclear-bomb explosion imagery as a spectacle. Her paper focuses specifically on the Nevada Test Site, and it uses theories of Guy Debord and Félix Guattari to both deconstruct and propose alternatives to such spectacles, respectively. Please read more here.
Additional papers will be published in the coming months. Please stay tuned for new working paper features covering topics ranging from radiation pollution in waterways, nuclear weapons and citizenship, and hydrogen energy. For more information, please email hfukurai [at] ucsc [dot] com.
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