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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (142): 37–56.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Sunny Xiang Abstract This article examines a range of mid-twentieth-century American fashions, particularly women’s intimate wear, that went by the name of “bikini.” In doing so, it identifies the bikini as an overt but unremarkable incident of racial and colonial violence. Treating the nuclear...
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Radical History Review (2017) 2017 (129): 144–163.
Published: 01 October 2017
... social policy. This closeness to religious fervor gave the fascist government moral cover for some of its abuses, but it complicated its modernization plans. The policing of sexuality in all parts of national life, among its less pernicious effects, had led to a ban on the bikini in coastal Spain...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (142): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2022
... they shape radical histories of sexuality across contexts, ranging from the post–World War II militarized Pacific to a mid-century British murder trial, and from photographs of transwomen in late Franco-era Spain to East German homemade gay pornography. In “Bikinis and Other Atomic Incidents,” Sunny Xiang...
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Radical History Review (1998) 1998 (72): 198–206.
Published: 01 October 1998
... brought the wrath of the newly forming McCar- thyite apparatus upon Williams. The FBI hounded him at work and at home; the IRS began a cycle of audits. The Navy, in an obvious effort to remove their ”problem,” got ready to transfer Williams to the Bikini Islands-the site of nuclear testing...
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Radical History Review (2012) 2012 (114): 19–28.
Published: 01 October 2012
... torsos bedecked in tiny bikini bathing suits. These are wares, one presumes, that are intended to capture the all-­consuming eye of a gay male flaneur — perhaps only a fantasy of tourists rather than one participated in by actual residents. Like its US counterparts in San Francisco’s Castro...
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Radical History Review (1980) 1979-80 (22): 65–91.
Published: 01 January 1980
.... They wanted to send me to Bikini, the atom bomb test site. Good Lord. What were you supposed to do there? Well I WRS good at what I was doing; I knew amphibious warfare. And they wanted to see if you could in fact hit a beach after you’ve bombarded it with nuclear weapons. Somehow I...
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Radical History Review (2015) 2015 (122): 11–24.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to find an echoing absence in recent historiographies. For instance, Sini Anderson’s 2013 documentary The Punk Singer, about Bikini Kill vocalist Kathleen Hanna, includes troubling commentary from pop feminist figure Jennifer Baumgardner, who describes feminist “waves” emerging as women inspired...
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Radical History Review (1984) 1984 (28-30): 347–366.
Published: 01 May 1984
... nearby Eniwetok and Bikini. A few well-placed bombs or a sprawling military base on the order of that on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands could do it handily. But it strikes me as hubris to assume so readily that we are, with no more than dollars, destroying a society that withstood...
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Radical History Review (1999) 1999 (75): 131–147.
Published: 01 October 1999
... outcry over U.S. nuclear testing 138/RADICAL HISTORY REVIEW at Bikini in March 1954 when the blast proved twice as powerful as anticipated and contaminated not only four inhabited Marshall Islands but also the crew of the Japanese fishing boat, the Lucky Dragon. Despite the fact...
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Radical History Review (2003) 2003 (87): 109–126.
Published: 01 October 2003
... they have a big black college student convocation at Bethune- Cookman. They had in the window of this store a Confederate flag shaped like a bikini bathing suit on this white model. So I went in and asked her, “You know, that’s offensive. Will you take that down...
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Radical History Review (2014) 2014 (119): 94–121.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and the Global Antiapartheid Movement   111 of the surfing fraternity in general has been that the most pressing daily issue was the wind direction, swell size, bikini-­clad bodies etc he wrote. “However, it is my opinion that now, with the move taken by Carroll et al not to compete in SA as a sign...