Fueling Culture

Fueling Culture

101 Words for Energy and Environment

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A collection of brief reflections on keywords related to energy, including the various substances and forces with which humans have produced energy, and their past, present, and future implications for values, politics, culture, and environment.

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This reference is designed for advanced university students and scholars. It emphasizes problems and solutions in environmental degradation. From Aboriginal to work, alphabetical entries explain key words, concepts, theories, frameworks for thinking about the impact of energy sources on the planet and on values, politics, culture, and society. The entries draw on ideas from many disciplines: literary studies, cultural studies, environmental history, ecocriticism, political economy, political ecology, postcolonial studies, and globalization studies. The book seeks to shed light on past and present energy crises and transitions to other forms of fuels and energy sources over the centuries. There is also insight on more local issues of energy extraction in specific regions. To aid navigation, the book offers two systems of cross-references: within entries and at the end of entries. The book also contains introductory and afterword chapters on the limitations of oil and other fossil fuels. B&w illustrations and photos are included. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Oxford University Press

How has our relation to energy changed over time? What differences do particular energy sources make to human values, politics, and imagination? How have transitions from one energy source to another—from wood to coal, or from oil to solar to whatever comes next—transformed culture and society? What are the implications of uneven access to energy in the past, present, and future? Which concepts and theories clarify our relation to energy, and which just get in the way? Fueling Culture offers a compendium of keywords written by scholars and practitioners from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences. These keywords offer new ways of thinking about energy as both the source and the limit of how we inhabit culture, with the aim of opening up new ways of understanding the seemingly irresolvable contradictions of dependence upon unsustainable energy forms.

Fueling Culture brings together writing that is risk-taking and interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from literary and cultural studies, environmental history and ecocriticism, political economy and political ecology, postcolonial and globalization studies, and materialisms old and new.

Keywords in this volume include: Aboriginal, Accumulation, Addiction, Affect, America, Animal, Anthropocene, Architecture, Arctic, Automobile, Boom, Canada, Catastrophe, Change, Charcoal, China, Coal, Community, Corporation, Crisis, Dams, Demand, Detritus, Disaster, Ecology, Electricity, Embodiment, Ethics, Evolution, Exhaust, Fallout, Fiction, Fracking, Future, Gender, Green, Grids, Guilt, Identity, Image, Infrastructure, Innervation, Kerosene, Lebenskraft, Limits, Media, Metabolism, Middle East, Nature, Necessity, Networks, Nigeria, Nuclear, Petroviolence, Photography, Pipelines, Plastics, Renewable, Resilience, Risk, Roads, Rubber, Rural, Russia, Servers, Shame, Solar, Spill, Spiritual, Statistics, Surveillance, Sustainability, Tallow, Texas, Textiles, Utopia, Venezuela, Whaling, Wood, Work

For a full list of keywords in and contributors to this volume, please go to: http://ow.ly/4mZZxV

Publisher: New York :, Fordham University Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780823273911
Characteristics: xiii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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