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Title:Crude domination: an anthropology of oil
Editors:Behrends, AndreaISNI
Reyna, Stephen P.ISNI
Schlee, GŁntherISNI
Year:2011
Issue:9
Pages:325
Language:English
Series:Dislocations
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
ISBN:085745255X; 9780857452559; 0857452568; 9780857452566
Geographic terms:Africa
Chad
Congo (Republic of)
Nigeria
Sudan
Latin America
Russian Federation
Subjects:petroleum
petroleum industry
conflict
Abstract:Voume 9 in a series dealing with the dislocations caused by globalization is devoted to the disruption caused in oil-producing countries by this genie in a bottle. The introductory section contains two essays: The crazy curse and crude domination: towards an anthropolgy of oil by Stephen P. Reyna and Andrea Behrends and Oiling the race to the bottom by Jonathan Friedman. The book's 3 sections deal with Africa, Latin America and post-socialist Russia. The essays dealing specifically with Africa are: Blood oil: the anatomy of a petro-insurgency in the Niger Delta, Nigeria by Michael Watts; Fighting for oil when there is no oil yet: the Darfur-Chad border (Chad, Sudan) by Andrea Behrends; Elves and witches: oil kleptocrats and the destruction of social order in Congo-Brazzaville by Kajsa Ekholm Friedman; and Constituting domination/constructing monsters: imperialism, cultural desire and anti-Beowulfs in the Chadian petro-state (the role of fear and lionmen/sorcerer rumours in a developing petro-state) by Stephen P. Reyna. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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