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Author Krasniewicz, Louise, 1952-

Title Nuclear summer : the clash of communities at the Seneca women's peace encampment / Louise Krasniewicz
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1992


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 259 p.)
Series Anthropology of contemporary issues
Anthropology of contemporary issues
Contents The lost summer -- The anthropology of fallout -- Coming home -- Introductions -- Circle for survival -- Who goes there -- The plot -- Oh say can you see -- Independence Day -- What did you bring? -- Innocents abroad -- Ease on down the road -- The bridge: a drama -- Good Americans -- The difference within -- The postnuclear -- Conclusion
Summary When thousands of women gathered in 1983 to protest the stockpiling of nuclear weapons at a rural upstate New York military depot, the area was shaken by their actions. What so disturbed residents that they organized counterdemonstrations, wrote hundreds of letters to local newspapers, verbally and physically harassed the protestors, and nearly rioted to stop one of the protest marches? Louise Krasniewicz reconstructs the drama surrounding the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice in Seneca County, New York, analyzing it as a clash both between and within communities. She shows how debates about gender and authority-including questions of morality, patriotism, women's roles, and sexuality-came to overshadow arguments about the risks of living in a nuclear world. Vivid ethnography and vibrant social history, this work will engage readers interested in American culture, women's studies, peace studies, and cultural anthropology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [240]-249) and index
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Subject Seneca Army Depot
Seneca Army Depot.
Antinuclear movement -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- Romulus
Women and peace -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- Romulus
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Antinuclear movement -- Social aspects.
Women and peace -- Social aspects.
Femmes et politique -- États-Unis -- New York (États-Unis ; État)
Mouvement antinucléaire -- Aspect social -- États-Unis -- New York (États-Unis ; État)
Femmes et paix -- Aspect social.
Geschichte (1983)
New York (State) -- Romulus.
Seneca County, NY
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021701604
ISBN 9781501720000