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The Peak Oil Ideology and Subculture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter introduces the motivations, beliefs and actions of Americans involved in the peak oil movement and explains the ideology (and ‘ecological identity’) of ‘peakism’ via profiles of three ... More


Apocalyptic Popular Culture and Political Quiescence

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter situates peakists’ sense of impending collapse in the context of the long history of American apocalypticism and highlights the ways that peakist narratives borrowed and diverted from ... More


Abundance, Scarcity, and Limits in the Age of Oil

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter documents and contextualizes the phenomenon of peakism in the early 2000s. It explains the attraction of the peak oil theory with reference to three major events that placed petroleum ... More


Summary and Implications For the Future

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter summarizes the book's main findings and their implications for the future, reflecting in particular on the limits of growth, peak oil, technology, and prospects for a return to the ... More


Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first detailed study of the ‘peak oil movement,’ this book combines sociology, literary criticism, history and environmental studies to explore an early twenty-first century environmental social ... More


Why “Business as Usual” Cannot Continue

John A. Mathews

in Greening of Capitalism: How Asia Is Driving the Next Great Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791502
eISBN:
9780804793162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791502.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The third chapter evaluates the evidence as to why “business as usual” cannot be allowed to continue. It is the vast scale of the changes to the natural world unleashed by industrial capitalism that ... More


The Aesthetics of Petroleum

Stephanie LeMenager

in Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199899425
eISBN:
9780199347186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899425.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 considers the aesthetics of petroleum in California and the United States as the freeway-suburban complex develops through the mid-twentieth century, producing as many reasons for loving ... More


The Energy Crisis

Giuliano Garavini

in The Rise and Fall of OPEC in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198832836
eISBN:
9780191871306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832836.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

Chapter 4 describes the rapid shift from a “consumer” to a “producer” market at the end of the 1960s. This shift was characterized by the radicalization of the political and social climate in most ... More


The “Energy Transition”: Not Enough or Too Much Oil and Gas?1

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapters 14 looks in greater depth at the energy aspects of the transition to a green economy. First, various energy transition models are discussed: the U.S. energy revolution driven by the ... More


Epilogue

Stephanie LeMenager

in Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199899425
eISBN:
9780199347186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899425.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The epilogue offers a speculative nonfiction gloss on the author’s own neighborhood as a vital energy district and some thoughts about future genres of protest


Dead again: zombies and the spectre of cultural decline

Matthew Pangborn

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the Gothic as a mode of writing that escaped generic literary boundaries during the British debates over the French Revolution in order to express more widespread fears of ... More


Sustainability Today: 2000–Present

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in Sustainability: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199372409
eISBN:
9780197562932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372409.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

We might not live in a sustainable age, but we’re living in the age of sustainability. The movement has gained a level of prominence in recent years that is difficult to dispute. The scholarly ... More


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