Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment

Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment

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How has our relation to energy changed over time? What differences do particular energy sources make to human values, politics, and imagination? How have transitions from one energy source to another—from wood to coal, or from oil to solar to whatever comes next—transformed culture and society? What are the implications of uneven access to energy in the past, present, and future? Which concepts and theories clarify our relation to energy, and which just get in the way? Fueling Culture offers a compendium of keywords written by scholars and practitioners from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences. These keywords offer new ways of thinking about energy as both the source and the limit of how we inhabit culture, with the aim of opening up new ways of understanding the seemingly irresolvable contradictions of dependence upon unsustainable energy forms.

Fueling Culture brings together writing that is risk-taking and interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from literary and cultural studies, environmental history and ecocriticism, political economy and political ecology, postcolonial and globalization studies, and materialisms old and new.

Keywords in this volume include: Aboriginal, Accumulation, Addiction, Affect, America, Animal, Anthropocene, Architecture, Arctic, Automobile, Boom, Canada, Catastrophe, Change, Charcoal, China, Coal, Community, Corporation, Crisis, Dams, Demand, Detritus, Disaster, Ecology, Electricity, Embodiment, Ethics, Evolution, Exhaust, Fallout, Fiction, Fracking, Future, Gender, Green, Grids, Guilt, Identity, Image, Infrastructure, Innervation, Kerosene, Lebenskraft, Limits, Media, Metabolism, Middle East, Nature, Necessity, Networks, Nigeria, Nuclear, Petroviolence, Photography, Pipelines, Plastics, Renewable, Resilience, Risk, Roads, Rubber, Rural, Russia, Servers, Shame, Solar, Spill, Spiritual, Statistics, Surveillance, Sustainability, Tallow, Texas, Textiles, Utopia, Venezuela, Whaling, Wood, Work

For a full list of keywords in and contributors to this volume, please go to: http://ow.ly/4mZZxV

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823273911
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 867,640
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Imre Szeman (External Editor)
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta.

Jennifer Wenzel (External Editor)
Jennifer Wenzel is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University.

Patricia Yaeger (External Editor)
Patricia Yaeger was Henry Simmons Frieze Collegiate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents



How to Use this Book

Introduction Jennifer Wenzel

"Infinite" Image by Ernst Logar

Aboriginal Warren Cariou
Accumulation Daniel Gustav Anderson
Addiction Gerry Canavan
Affect Matthew Schneider-Mayerson
America Donald E. Pease
Animal Melissa Haynes
Anthropocene 1 Dipesh Chakrabarty
Anthropocene 2 Rob Nixon
Architecture Daniel A. Barber
Arctic Rafico Ruiz
Automobile Gordon Sayre
Automobility Lindsey Green-Simms

Boom Brenda K. Marshall

Canada Kit Dobson
Catastrophe Claudia Aradau
Change Ian Buchanan
Charcoal Caren Irr
China 1 Arif Dirlik
China 2 Amy Zhang
Coal Ashley Dawson
Coal Ash Susie Hatmaker
Community Sara Dorow
Corporation Andrew Pendakis
Crisis Jason W. Moore

Dams Peter Hitchcock
Demand Elizabeth Shove and Gordon Walker
Detritus Sharad Chari
Disaster Claire Colebrook

Ecology Timothy Morton
Electricity Alan Ackerman
Embodiment Bob Johnson
Energopolitics Dominic Boyer
Energy Vivasvan Soni
Energy Regimes Michael Niblett
Energy Systems Frederick Buell
Ethics Joanna Zylinska
Evolution Priscilla Wald
Exhaust Anna Sajecki
Exhaustion Franco Berardi

Fallout Joseph Masco
Fiction Graeme Macdonald
Fracking Imre Szeman
Future Todd Dufresne

Gender Sheena Wilson
Green Toby Miller
Grids Cymene Howe
Guilt Noah Toly

Identity Geo Takach
Image Ed Kashi
Infrastructure Jeff Diamanti
Innervation Robert Ryder

Kerosene Mark Simpson

Lebenskraft Alice Kuzniar
Limits John Soluri

Media Lisa Gitelman
Mediashock Richard Grusin
Metabolism Adam Dickinson
Middle East Juan Cole

Nature Louise Green
Necessity Timothy Kaposy
Networks Lisa Parks
Nigeria Philip Aghoghovwia
Nuclear 1 Matthew Flisfeder
Nuclear 2 Gabrielle Hecht

Off-grid Michael Truscello
Offshore Rig Fiona Polack and Danine Farquharson

Petro-violence Michael Watts
Petrorealism Brent Ryan Bellamy
Photography Georgiana Banita
Pipelines Darin Barney
Plastics Gay Hawkins
Plastiglomerate Kelly Jazvac and Patricia Corcoran

Renewable Werner A. Hofer
Resilience Susie O'Brien
Resource Curse Janet Stewart
Risk Karen Pinkus
Roads Deena Rymhs
Rubber Andrew Loman
Rural Erin Morton
Russia Alexei Penzin

Servers Mél Hogan
Shame Jennifer Jacquet
Solar Amanda Boetzkes
Spill Antonia Juhasz
Spills Stephanie LeMenager
Spiritual Lisa H. Sideris
Statistics Spencer Morrison
Superhero Comics Bart Beaty
Surveillance Lynn Badia
Sustainability Leerom Medovoi

Tallow Laurie Shannon
Texas Daniel Worden
Textiles Kirsty Robertson

Unobtainium Crystal Bartolovich
Urban Ecology Allan Stoekl
Utopia Philipp Lehmann

Venezuela Donald V. Kingsbury

Whaling D. Graham Burnett
Wood Vin Nardizzi
Work 1 Susan Turcot
Work 2 Stevphen Shukaitis

"Oil/Lie" Image by Pedro Reyes

Afterword Imre Szeman

Works Cited

Notes on Contributors

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