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About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments ix
Part I. Energy with Conscience
1. Plantation Slaves, the First Fuel 29
2. How Oil Missed Its Utopian Moment 41
Part II. Ordinary Oil
3. The Myth of Inevitability 65
4. Lakeside, or the Petro-pastoral Sensibility 95
5. Climate Change and the Victim Slot 120
What People are Saying About This
"This is a fascinating exploration of uncharted—and crucial—intellectual ground. It is hardest for us to see that which is hidden in plain sight, as David McDermott Hughes makes powerfully clear."
"An informative and entertaining work, Energy without Conscience probes deeply into different forms of energy and the related social systems that sustain them. David McDermott Hughes makes it clear that energy systems are embedded in moral economies, suggesting that they can be reconfigured in relation to activist politics and ethics. Passionately arguing against the silence and unwillingness to think about the immorality of using oil, Hughes sets a high standard of engaged anthropology."