SLICK 'EMS, GLICK 'EMS, CHRISTMAS TREES, and COOKIE CUTTERS: NUCLEAR language and how we learned to pat the bomb

Citation:

Cohn, Carol. 1987. “SLICK 'EMS, GLICK 'EMS, CHRISTMAS TREES, and COOKIE CUTTERS: NUCLEAR language and how we learned to pat the bomb.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 43 (5): 17-24.

Author: Carol Cohn

Abstract:

Listening to the language of defense intellectuals reveals the emotional currents in this emphatically male discourse. But learning the language shows how thinking can become abstract, focusing on the survival of weapons rather than the survival of human beings.

Topics: Gender, Weapons /Arms

Year: 1987

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