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Living with the Bomb : American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age :  American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age - Laura E. Hein

Living with the Bomb : American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age

American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age

Paperback Published: January 1997
ISBN: 9781563249679
Number Of Pages: 324
For Ages: 18 years old

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The development and use of the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki number among the formative national experiences for both Japanese and Americans, as well as for U.S.-Japan relations throughout the last half of the twentieth century. It is now clear, however, that memories and lessons learned from the bombings are still being reworked and contested, perhaps even more heatedly than they were in 1945. Tracking the development of that fifty-year trajectory, this volume explores the ways in which the bomb has shaped the self-image of both peoples: for Americans, the dominant story is that the bombs provided an appropriate and necessary conclusion to a just war; for Japanese, it is a symbol of their victimization. The distinguished contributors analyze the ways in which memories of the bombs, constantly reworked in the media, in the arts, and in the political arena, continue to define important, albeit often unacknowledged, undercurrents in the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Introduction
Commemoration and Silencing: Fifty Years of Remembering the Bomb in America and Japan
Commemoration and Censorship
Triumphal and Tragic Narratives of the War in Asia
Between Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima/Nagasaki: Nationalism and Memory in Japan and the United States
Making Things Visible: Learning from the Censors
Commemoration Controversies: The War, the Peace and Democracy in Japan
Mass Death in Miniature: How Americans Became Victims of the Bomb
Patriotic Orthodoxy and American Decline
Contending Constituencies
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Voluntary Silence
The Mushroom Cloud and National Psyches: Japanese and American Perceptions of the A-Bomb Decision, 1945-1995
Memory Matters: Hiroshima's Korean Atom Bomb Memorial and the Politics of Ethnicity
Were We the Enemy? Hiroshima Survivors in America
Remembering Hiroshima at a Nuclear Weapons Laboratory
Afterword
Learning About Patriotism, Decency and the Bomb
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ISBN: 9781563249679
ISBN-10: 1563249677
Series: Japan in the Modern World
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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