The Resource Petrocultures : oil, politics, and culture, edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson, and Imre Szeman

Petrocultures : oil, politics, and culture, edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson, and Imre Szeman

Label
Petrocultures : oil, politics, and culture
Title
Petrocultures
Title remainder
oil, politics, and culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson, and Imre Szeman
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The character of contemporary life depends fundamentally on oil--a cheap, accessible, and rich source of energy that has fuelled the shape of our cities, manufacturing economies, global trade, auto-mobility, and more. And yet it is only over the past decade that full recognition of oil's social and cultural significance has become a prominent feature of everyday debate and discussion. Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture offers a multifaceted analysis of the cultural, social, and political claims and assumptions that guide how we think and talk about oil. This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a map of the complex and often contradictory ways in which oil has come to be positioned in public imaginaries around the world. While oil is a physical substance, it only holds the significance it does for publics around the world as a result of the social and historical narratives and processes that enable its extraction and which shape the cultural forms, experiences, and expectations within which it circulates. The ground breaking energy humanities essays collected in Petrocultures investigate the narratives and discourses surrounding oil in contemporary culture, so that we might more fully understand its true social role and significance--and what it might mean to shift to cultures no longer shaped so deeply by fossil fuels."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
338.2/7282
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9560.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Petrocultures : oil, politics, and culture, edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson, and Imre Szeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn972181838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773550391
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1qgf4cg
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.b37064423
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)972181838
  • jstor0773550399

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
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