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Cultures of energy : power, practices, technologies

Author: Sarah Strauss; Stephanie Rupp; Thomas F Love
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, ©2013.
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Explores cultures of energy, the underlying but under-appreciated dimensions of both crisis and innovation in resource use around the globe. Theoretical chapters situate pressing energy issues in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Strauss; Stephanie Rupp; Thomas F Love
ISBN: 9781611321654 1611321654 9781611321661 1611321662 9781611321678 1611321670 9781611326857 1611326850
OCLC Number: 794361898
Description: 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Powerlines : cultures of energy in the twenty-first century / Sarah Strauss, Stephanie Rupp, Thomas Love --
Theorizing energy and culture. The fossil interlude : Euro-American power and the return of the physiocrats / Alf Hornborg ; Energy consumption as cultural practice : implications for the theory and policy of sustainable energy use / Harold Wilhite ; Conversation 1. Theorizing energy and culture / Michael Degani [and others] --
Culture and energy : technology, meaning, cosmology. Considering energy : E = mc² = (magic culture)² / Stephanie Rupp ; Multinatural resources : ontologies of energy and the politics of inevitability in Alaska / Chelsea Chapman ; Siting, scale, and social capital : wind energy development in Wyoming / Sarah Strauss and Devon Reeser ; Cartel consciousness and horizontal integration in energy industry / Arthur Mason ; Conversation 2. Energy, technology, cosmology / Chelsea Chapman [and others] --
Electrification and transformation. Electrifying transitions : power and culture in rural Cajamarca, Peru / Thomas Love and Anna Garwood ; Space, time, and sociomaterial relationships : moral aspects of the arrival of electricity in rural Zanzibar / Tanja Winther ; Emergency power : time, ethics, and electricity in postsocialist Tanzania / Michael Degani ; Conversation 3. Electrification and transformation / Michael Degani [and others] --
Energy contested : culture and power. Eco-risk and the case of fracking / Elizabeth Cartwright ; Specters of syndromes and the everyday lives of Wyoming energy workers / Jessica Smith Rolston ; Energy affects : proximity and distance in the production of expert knowedge about biofuel sustainability / Derek Newberry ; Local power : harnessing NIMBYism for sustainable suburban energy production / Scott Vandehey ; Conversation 4. Energy contested : culture and power / Elizabeth Cartwright [and others] --
Energy contested : borders and boundaries. Oil's magic : contestation and materiality / Gisa Weszkalnys ; Energy politics on the "other" U.S.-Mexico border / Lisa Breglia ; Beyond the horizon : oil and gas along the Gulf of Mexico / Thomas McGuire and Diane Austin ; Conversation 5. Energy contested : borders and boundaries / Lisa Breglia [and others].
Responsibility: Sarah Strauss, Stephanie Rupp, Thomas Love, editors.

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This bracing collection returns anthropology to the topic of energy. Uniting theory with contemporary problems, and both with conversations among anthropologists, local folk and developers, the Read more...

 
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