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Living oil : petroleum culture in the American century

Author: Stephanie LeMenager
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Oxford studies in American literary history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 pre-eminent modern fossil fuel during World War I through the current era of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie LeMenager
ISBN: 9780199899425 0199899428 0199899436 9780199899432
OCLC Number: 844372904
Description: xi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Ultradeep, petroleum culture in the American century --
Origins, spills --
The aesthetics of petroleum --
Petromelancholia --
The petroleum archive.
Series Title: Oxford studies in American literary history.
Responsibility: Stephanie LeMenager.

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Drawing on novels, film, and photographs, Living Oil offers a literary and cultural history of modern environmentalism and petroleum in America.  Read more...

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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, Read more...

 
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