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Half-Lives and Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War (review)

Half-Lives and Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War (review) 500 the contemporary pacifi c • 20:2 (2008) In a highly lucid interview offered the end of World War II, the focus of as part of the extras, Wittersheim self- this volume is the ensuing cold war critically notes that his sympathetic between the United States and the for- portrayal of the nca was probably mer Soviet Union. The book’s thirteen infl uenced by a form of “Stockholm chapters are authored or coauthored Syndrome,” which motivated him to by fi fteen anthropologists, most of be captivated by the sentiments and whom have studied the culture and aspirations of his subjects. It is only history of science, documented the fair to mention that Wittersheim went legacy of the cold war, and conducted to great pains to include a minimal research with the aim to assist com- chronology of events and contexts munities harmed by the arms race. prior to the opening credits, as well The chapter by editor Barbara Rose as providing a list of key events in Johnston, “Half-Lives, Half-Truths, Vanuatu’s history in the extras. He and Other Radioactive Legacies of was also courageous in deciding to the Cold War,” introduces the vol- include an extended interview with a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Half-Lives and Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 20 (2) – Aug 1, 2008

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

500 the contemporary pacifi c • 20:2 (2008) In a highly lucid interview offered the end of World War II, the focus of as part of the extras, Wittersheim self- this volume is the ensuing cold war critically notes that his sympathetic between the United States and the for- portrayal of the nca was probably mer Soviet Union. The book’s thirteen infl uenced by a form of “Stockholm chapters are authored or coauthored Syndrome,” which motivated him to by fi fteen anthropologists, most of be captivated by the sentiments and whom have studied the culture and aspirations of his subjects. It is only history of science, documented the fair to mention that Wittersheim went legacy of the cold war, and conducted to great pains to include a minimal research with the aim to assist com- chronology of events and contexts munities harmed by the arms race. prior to the opening credits, as well The chapter by editor Barbara Rose as providing a list of key events in Johnston, “Half-Lives, Half-Truths, Vanuatu’s history in the extras. He and Other Radioactive Legacies of was also courageous in deciding to the Cold War,” introduces the vol- include an extended interview with a

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 1, 2008

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