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Life in oil : Cofán survival in the petroleum fields of Amazonia

Author: Michael Cepek; Bear Guerra
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2018. ©2018
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Oil is one of the world's most important commodities, but few people know how its extraction affects the residents of petroleum-producing regions. In the 1960s, the Texaco corporation discovered crude in the territory of Ecuador's indigenous Cofán nation. Within a decade, Ecuador had become a member of OPEC, and the Cofán watched as their forests fell, their rivers ran black, and their bodies succumbed to new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cepek, Michael.
Life in oil.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017025366
(OCoLC)989519859
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cepek; Bear Guerra
ISBN: 9781477315095 1477315098 9781477315101 1477315101
OCLC Number: 1022846153
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Black water --
Dureno --
The death of Yori'ye --
The Cocama arrive --
Damaged world --
Prohibition and protest --
The possibility of coexistence --
Life in oil.
Responsibility: Michael L. Cepek ; photographs by Bear Guerra.

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Revealing how the key fuel of the global era affects the communities where petroleum is extracted, this beautifully written ethnography describes how the Cofan people are surviving at the center of  Read more...

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