The Ambivalence of Nuclear Histories

@article{Abraham2006TheAO,
  title={The Ambivalence of Nuclear Histories},
  author={Itty Abraham},
  journal={Osiris},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={49 - 65}
}
This chapter argues that a discourse of “control,” authored by the overlapping narratives of academic proliferation studies and U.S. anti‐proliferation policy, has come to dominate our understanding of nuclear histories. This discourse, with its primary purpose of seeking to predict which countries are likely to build nuclear weapons and thereby to threaten the prevailing military‐strategic status quo, has narrowed the gaze of nuclear historians. Among its effects has been to minimize the… Expand
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