Crude Domination: An Anthropology of Oil (Dislocations) by Andrea Behrends,Stephen Reyna,Günther Schlee

By Andrea Behrends,Stephen Reyna,Günther Schlee

Crude Domination is an cutting edge and significant e-book a couple of severe subject – oil. whereas there were a variety of works approximately petroleum from 'experience-far' views, there were rather few that experience grew to become the 'experience-near' ethnographic gaze of anthropology at the subject. Crude Domination does simply this between extra peoples and extra locations than the other quantity. Its chapters examine nuances of tradition, politics and economics in Africa, Latin the US, and Eurasia as they pertain to petroleum. They combat with the main questions vexing students and practitioners alike: difficulties of the commercial blight of the source curse, underdevelopment, democracy, violence and conflict. they also handle themes which may at first seem insignificant – akin to baby witches and lionmen, scuffling with for oil while there isn't any oil, reindeer nomadism, neighborhood television – yet which prove on nearer scrutiny to be very important for explaining clash and transformation in petro-states. dependent upon those wealthy, new worlds of knowledge, the textual content formulates a singular, domination method of the social research of oil.

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