Tag: oil

Repairing Environmental Politics: Multispecies Healing in Ecuador’s Oil Frontier

colinhoag , May 5th, 2022


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Helicopter Images: Mediating Injustice in Environmental Film

colinhoag , November 23rd, 2021


Marian Ahn Thorpe, Princeton University § The fictional movie Even the Rain (Bollaín 2010) tells the story of a Spanish-Mexican team as it attempts to make a drama…


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Juan Luis Rodríguez on his book, Language and Revolutionary Magic in the Orinoco Delta

| , November 23rd, 2021


https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/language-and-revolutionary-magic-in-the-orinoco-delta-9781350115767/ Interview by Rusty Barrett Rusty Barrett: First, for those unfamiliar with Venezuela, coul…


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Harnessing Indeterminacy: The Technopolitics of Hydrocarbon Prospects

Zeynep Oguz , July 20th, 2021


A drillship in the sea. Resource: Unsplash. Amidst an international crisis sparked by the scandalous confessions of a mafia boss and a pollution and climate change-triggered marine disaster…


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Richard Irvine on his book, Deep Time

| , October 5th, 2020


Interview by Jon Bialecki https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/an-anthropology-of-deep-time/D5B5D1825BF9D440246A17118E17080E Jon Bialecki: There is a lot to this book. It contains reflections on the …


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Pathways for the Post-COVID New Old World

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2020


Part 5 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Some are openly proclaiming, “you don’t want to waste a crisis,” as they calculate how the crisis could become a…


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Goodbye “American Greatness”

Maximilian C. Forte , April 29th, 2020


Part 3 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Indispensable. Here was the so-called “indispensable nation,” the self-appointed saviour of the world, with generations of its leaders and thinkers…


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After Oil

Chelsea Horton , April 22nd, 2020


To navigate the growing storms of climate change, St. Croix is doubling down on the fiscal promise of oil. Residents demand otherwise. St. Croix stands at a climate…


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The Sacrifice Zones of American “Energy Independence”: Pipeline and Refinery Expansion in the Chicago Region

therezamiller , August 16th, 2018


By Graham Pickren, Roosevelt University § The United States is seemingly on its way to “energy independence.” Since the oil price increases and gas lines of the 1970s shocked…


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Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part II

colinhoag , May 8th, 2018


By Kristina Lyons, University of California, Santa Cruz § The president of the communal action committee whom I call Doña Marta ushered me to a more secluded corner behind…


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Remediation: The Cultural Politics of Oil and Brine Spills in the Bakken

Néstor L. Silva , April 17th, 2018


Around Tioga, a small town in northwestern North Dakota, huge tractors, seeders, and sprayers lumber along the shoulders of the highways in spring. In midsummer, sunflowers turn yellow;…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, March 12, 2018

foodanthro , March 12th, 2018


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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Ethnography on Trial

Diane Austin, Lauren Penney & Tom McGuire , May 10th, 2017


Victoria Phaneuf, Lauren Penney and Lindsey Feldman in southern Louisiana in 2013 while conducting research on the midrange effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “[Ethnography] is the most…


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Reclaiming Nature? Indigenous Homeland and Oil Sands Territory

Chitra , March 7th, 2017


Tara Joly, University of Aberdeen § Settler colonial relations construct the Athabasca region as extractive oil sands territory, yet the region remains homeland for Indigenous peoples, including Méti…


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An “Ecological Path” in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park: On the Reflexivity of Oil Infrastructure

Chitra , April 20th, 2016


By Peter Taber, Arizona State University § Satellite imagery of a small section of the Block 31 road entering the Apaika platform area, taken in 2013. Imagery courtesy of…


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Massimiliano Mollona: The end of the Latin American pink tide? An introduction

Focaal Web Editor , March 15th, 2016


This post is the introduction to a series on the Latin American pink tide, moderated and edited by Massimiliano Mollona (Goldsmiths, University of London). The twenty-first century opened…


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The Promising Predicament of the Keystone XL Pipeline

David Bond , May 9th, 2015


Stockpile of Keystone XL pipes near Buffalo, South Dakota. Photo by David Bond. Politics makes visible that which had no reason to be seen. —Jacques Rancière Whether ultimately…


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