Geo- und Biopolitik in der Architektur des Atomkriegs
Transl. by Klinke, Jost
Series:Sozial- und Kulturgeographie 24
Aims and Scope
During the Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s, leading West German military organizations, engineers and members of civil defense were worried by the idea that geopolitical issues would have to be fought out in three-dimensional space! Yet how was this idea realized and what exactly did that mean to the Federal Republic and its population? With the aid of critical theory and the analysis of a wide range of sources, Ian Klinke focuses on the two complementary architectural underground structures that were to protect as well as destroy life during a nuclear war: the nuclear bomb shelters and the tactical nuclear arms storage facilities. As a consequence the history of geological as well as biological politics must be re-evaluated.
- 250 pages
- Biopolitics,Space,Architecture,Military,Nuclear War,FRG (West Germany),Cultural History,Cultural Geography,German History,Contemporary History,Geography
- Professional and scholarly;