In Rob Nixon’s essay “Unimagined Communities,” he links what could be called “megadam modernity” with what could likewise be called “nuclear modernity.” Trace this connection in your own words, and think of other concrete ways that these two kinds of modernity could be linked.
In his essay “Unimagined Communities,” Rob Nixon argues that nations use both megadams and nuclear tests to prove their modernity, power, and independence. At the same time, however, these nations push certain segments of their populations into the status of “developmental refugees” or “uninhabitants” who suffer the consequences of their nation’s pursuit of modernity.
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