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Book Discussion – Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha with Dr. Robert Jacobs

September 16, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm


Cold War nuclear testing, production, and disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima have exposed millions to dangerous radioactive particles; these millions are the global hibakusha. This talk will discuss the plight of communities that were exposed to this fallout, while also examining the colonialism(s) with which nuclear weapon states “select the irradiated,” the political use of medical models to render their harm invisible, and the millennia-long legacies of our embrace of nuclear technologies.