From Library Journal
The advent of atomic and nuclear weaponry has greatly influenced American society since 1946. In this strong, insightful book, Caputi (American studies, Univ. of New Mexico) investigates and critiques the influence of nuclear sensibility on American society. Her comprehensive and sharply defining analysis covers the nuclear family, incest, serial killers, advertising, pornography, politics, and language. Caputi asks us to turn away from patriarchal customs and toward a spiritual understanding that is analogous to the Furies, Medusa, and the ancient mothers of Native American spirituality. Her critique is learned, scholarly, and far-reaching. Recommended for collections in women's studies, ecology, sociology, and American studies.- Gail Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology Lib., Alfred
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About the Author
Jane Caputi is a professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. She is author of The Age of Sex Crime
and worked with Mary Daly on Webster's First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language.