Living Oil Petroleum Culture in the American Century

Taal: Engels
Living Oil
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780199899425
  • Druk: 1
  • januari 2014
  • 288 pagina's
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Living Oil is a work of environmental cultural studies that engages with a wide spectrum of cultural forms, from museum exhibits and oil industry tours to poetry, documentary film, fiction, still photography, novels and memoirs. The book's unique focus is the aesthetic, sensory and emotional legacies of petroleum, from its rise to the preeminent modern fossil fuel during World War I through the current era of so-called Tough Oil. LeMenager conceives Tough Oil as a bid for continuity with the charismatic lifestyles of the American twentieth century that carries distinct and extreme external costs. She explores the uncomfortable, mixed feelings produced by oil's omnipresence in cultural artifacts such as books, films, hamburgers, and Aspirin tablets. The book makes a strong argument for the region as a vital intellectual frame for the study of fossil fuels, because at the regional level we can better recognize the material effects of petroleum on the day-to-day lives of humans and other, non-human lives. Varied forms of art, too, localize the material impacts of petro-culture. The fluid mobility of oil carries the book outside the United States, for instance to Alberta and Nigeria, emphasizing how both international and domestic resource regions have been mined to produce the idealized modern cultures of the so-called American Century.

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As this intriguing book makes clear, from Texas to Alberta we're an oil-soaked continent. That oil has gotten into our brains and done much to make us who we are-it's very useful to recognize that, so we can maybe do something about getting beyond it. * Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey: The Education of An Unlikely Activist * She takes an experimental, avowedly essayistic and often intensely personal approach to her subject. This accounts for many of the book's considerable strengths. * Hannes Bergthaller, Green Letters: Studise in Ecocriticism *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2014-01-30
Afmetingen
23,6 x 15,5 x 2,8 cm
Aantal pagina's
288 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Stephanie Lemenager
Uitgever
Oxford University Press Inc

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EAN
9780199899425

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
320
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2014-01-30
Subtitel
Petroleum Culture in the American Century
Thema Qualifier Code
1KBB
Thema Subject Code
DSB

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