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 University of Melbourne Author 
Author Harvey, Kyle, 1983- author.

Title American anti-nuclear activism, 1975-1990 : the challenge of peace / Kyle Harvey (Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University, Australia).

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.17470973 HARV    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Palgrave studies in the history of social movements
Palgrave studies in the history of social movements.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Dynamics of Anti-Nuclear Activism in the Second Cold War -- Anti-Nuclear Coalitions: Pacifism, Radical Action, and a Rising Atomic Threat -- Building a Mainstream Movement: Advertising, Publicity, and Image -- Personal Politics: Radical Feminism, Difference, and Anti-Nuclear Activism -- Prayer or Protest? Fasting, Nonviolence, and Anti-Nuclear Activism in the 1980s -- Activism in the heartland: local identities, community, and the day after in Lawrence, Kansas -- Lifestyle Politics and Participatory Democracy: Communicating Peace across the United States on the Great Peace March -- Epilogue.
Summary "American Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1975-1990 is a history of a series of anti-nuclear campaigns that took place in the United States in later years of the Cold War. Looking at national peace organizations alongside lesser-known protest collectives, it argues that anti-nuclear activists encountered familiar challenges common to other social movements of the late twentieth century. In these pivotal years, when anti-nuclear sentiment enjoyed a massive public profile, activists debated how to mobilize public support, maintain a successful public profile, and remain effective in their efforts. In an era marked by conservatism and the waning of the Cold War, these debates were especially important. By focusing on anti-nuclear campaigns as diverse as the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, SANE, the Fast for Life, Mobilization for Survival, the Women's Pentagon Action, the Great Peace March, and others, this book demonstrates the complexity and vitality of a wide range of individuals, groups, and organizations who came together to save the world from nuclear devastation"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Pressure groups -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear disarmament -- United States.
ISBN 9781137432834