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Refined Politics: Petroleum Products, Neoliberalism, and the Ecology of Entrepreneurial Life

Matthew T. Huber

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0012
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines an enduring promotional construct of oil-based existence—“entrepreneurial life”—that propelled the neoliberal refashioning of American social life, institutional politics, and ... More


India’s Foreign Trade: Recent Patterns, Challenges, and Prospects

Malini Chakravarty

in Economics: Volume 2: India and the International Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458943
eISBN:
9780199086894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458943.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the recent pattern of India’s merchandise trade and tries to understand whether, and to what extent, the surge in trade, in particular exports, in the recent period can be seen ... More


Introduction

Øystein Tunsjø

in Security and Profit in China’s Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165082
eISBN:
9780231535434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165082.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. This book examines how China is adapting to its increasing reliance on imported crude oil and petroleum products and ... More


Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Matthew T. Huber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677849
eISBN:
9781452947402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

If our oil addiction is so bad for us, why don’t we kick the habit? Looking beyond the usual culprits—Big Oil, petro states, and the strategists of empire—this book finds a deeper and more complex ... More


Whale Oil Culture, Consumerism, and Modern Conservation

Heidi Scott

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century representations of oil helped to establish the conditions necessary for the rise of a dynamic oil economy. Focusing on ... More


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