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Petrocultures : oil, politics, culture

Author: Sheena Wilson; Adam Carlson; Imre Szeman
Publisher: Montreal ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Petrocultures.
(CaOONL)20179004352
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheena Wilson; Adam Carlson; Imre Szeman
ISBN: 9780773550377 0773550372 9780773550384 0773550380
OCLC Number: 964327599
Description: xii, 532 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Figures --
Acknowledgments --
On Petrocultures: Or, Why We Need to Understand Oil to Understand Everything Else / Sheena Wilson, Imre Szeman, and Adam Carlson --
Part One: Rigs, Platforms, and Pipelines. Extreme Oil and the Perils of Cinematic Practice / Brenda Longfellow --
Containing Oil: The Pipeline in Petroculture / Graeme Macdonald --
Who We Are and What We Can Do: Canada as a Pipeline Nation / Darin Barney --
Can the Petro-Modern State Form "Wither Away"? The Implications of Hyperobjects for Anti-Statist Politics / Michael Truscello --
Part Two: American Petro-Imaginaries: Modernism and Automobility. Behind the Closet Door: Pixar and Petro-Literacy / Michael Malouf --
"Made for Mankind": Cars, Cosmetics, and the Petrocultural Feminine / Cecily Devereux --
Oil Tragedy as Modern Genre / Glenn Willmott --
Where Is the Oil in Modernism? / Joshua Schuster --
Part Three: Petro-Matters: Plasticity, Toxicity, Lubricity. Plastic Vision and the Sight of the Petroculture / Amanda Boetzkes --
Oil Futures/ Petrotextiles / Kirsty Robertson --
Holding Water in Times of Hydrophobia / Janine MacLeod --
Lubricity: Smooth Oil's Political Frictions / Mark Simpson --
Part Four: Oil Theory. Petrocultures in Passive Revolution: The Autonomous Domain of Treaty Poetics / Sourayan Mookerjea --
Getting into Accidents: Stoekl, Virilio, Postsustainability / Randy Schroeder --
Being and Oil: Or, How to Run a Pipeline through Heidegger / Andrew Pendakis --
Petroleum's Longue Duree: Writing Oil's Temporalities into History / Tim Kaposy --
Part Five: Petroscape Aesthetics. Petro-Pastoralism: Agrarian Hydrocarbons in South Trinidad / David McDermott Hughes --
Sensing Oil: Sublime Art and Politics in Canada / Georgiana Banita --
Photography from Benjamin to Žižek, via the Petrochemical Sublime of Edward Burtynsky / Clint Burnham --
Part Six: New Stories, New Knowledge: Research Creation. Live from Alberta! Radio Petro Presents A Scary Home Companion / Geo Takach --
The Tar Sands Exploration Station: A Self-Directed Artist Residency / Allison Rowe --
Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson and Imre Szeman.

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A wide-ranging interdisciplinary study of oil and energy culture.  Read more...

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