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Fueling Resistance: The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking

Kate J. Neville

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197535585
eISBN:
9780197535615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197535585.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book explores how and why controversies over liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) unfolded in surprisingly similar ways in the Global North and South. ... More


Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Jessica Smartt Gullion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

When natural gas drilling moves into an urban or a suburban neighborhood, a two-hundred-foot-high drill appears on the other side of a back yard fence and diesel trucks clog a quiet two-lane ... More


When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community

Thomas W. Pearson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816699919
eISBN:
9781452958903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699919.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

When the Hills Are Gone tells the story of Wisconsin’s sand mining wars. Providing on-the-ground accounts from both the mining industry and the concerned citizens who fought back, Thomas W. Pearson ... More


The Delaware River Basin

Mark I. Wallace

in When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281329
eISBN:
9780823284955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281329.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 begins with a hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) tour of Pennsylvania to witness the devastation wrought by extreme energy extraction. In Martin Heidegger, this type of technology is an ... More


Relocation Revisited: The Sex Trafficking of Native Women

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter explains how sex trafficking and prostitution in the lives of contemporary Native women are almost indistinguishable from the colonial tactics of enslavement, exploitation, exportation, ... More


Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Over the past two millennia, one state has tended to lead as the foremost producer of energy and new technology. While it has not been fully recognized, these leads have become increasingly reliant ... More


An unfractured line: an academic tale of self-reflective social movement learning in the Nova Scotia anti-fracking movement

Jonathan Langdon

in Environmental Justice, Popular Struggle and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447350835
eISBN:
9781447350880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350835.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter shares a series of reflections garnered from being involved in Anti-fracking and subsequent social movement organizing in Nova Scotia/Mi’kma’ki, Canada, from 2010 until now. Providing a ... More


Epilogue

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue provides an update on social, economic, political and environmental conditions in Black towns—including a water crisis, fracking, and the Trump election--after the author’s research ... More


Fracking

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Few environmental issues have received more media attention than fracking (hydraulic fracturing) for oil and gas development in shales and other unconventional resources. This chapter provides an ... More


Freedom and Insurrection around a Fire

Sarah M. Pike

in For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294950
eISBN:
9780520967892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294950.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 1 introduces the reader to activists’ lives and work and provides background on the communities I most often interacted with. It consists of a thick description of an Earth First! gathering I ... More


Introduction

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches that were used to conduct an ethnographic study of natural gas drilling activism in the Barnett Shale, a natural gas ... More


A Brief Overview of Natural Gas Drilling in Texas

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

With developments in hydrofracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling, natural gas exploration began in earnest in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas in the late 1990s. This chapter discusses ... More


Reluctant Activists

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the phenomena of the reluctant activist. These are residents of an environmental sacrifice zone who became activists after coming to a realization that their health and ... More


(In)Visibility in the Gas Field

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter presents a sociology of community-level health threats. A community-level health threat is an event (such as pollution or infectious disease) that has the potential to harm the health of ... More


The Anthropocene Is a Motherfucker

Jane Caputi

in Call Your "Mutha": A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190902704
eISBN:
9780190902742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902704.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Critical Anthropocene analyses, including those naming the era the Capitalocene and the Plantationocene, neglect to analyze the gendered-sexual domination, or rapism, that founds the era. The origins ... More


Resistance grows

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Opposition to the Corrib gas project entered a new phase in mid-2005 when five men were jailed for refusing to obey a High Court injunction taken against them by Shell. Rather than dissuade people ... More


Resisting Shell in Ireland: making and remaking alliances between communities, movements and activists

Hilary Darcy and Laurence Cox

in Environmental Justice, Popular Struggle and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447350835
eISBN:
9781447350880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350835.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The 15-year-long resistance to Shell’s pipeline in Rossport, Ireland became a strategic and symbolic site for resistance to neoliberalism and the petroleum industry, combining a community-based ... More


Energy and Environment

Kenneth P. Miller

in Texas vs. California: A History of Their Struggle for the Future of America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190077365
eISBN:
9780190077402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077365.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the deep Texas-California divide over energy and environmental policies. The modern Texas economy was built on energy, and the state remains the nation’s leading producer. The ... More


Introduction: Magic Mineral

Thomas W. Pearson

in When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816699919
eISBN:
9781452958903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699919.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Provides an overview of frac sand mining, its rapid growth in western Wisconsin, and its role within the wider fracking commodity chain. Also paints a historical backdrop and situates the author as a ... More


Save Our Hills

Thomas W. Pearson

in When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816699919
eISBN:
9781452958903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699919.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Recounts the origins and early success of grassroots activism that developed in response to one of the first proposed frac sand operations in the region. Identifies the factors that led to citizens ... More


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