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Social Text (1 June 2008) 26 (2 (95)): 83–103.
Published: 01 June 2008
... further reminders of the possibilities of Oman's future after the demise of the sultan and when oil reserves are depleted. Duke University Press 2008 In the Ruins of Bahla Reconstructed Forts and Crumbling Walls in an Omani Town Mandana E. Limbert The two-lane Muscat-Buraimi highway cuts...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2002
... with State Department officials and discussed the plans of the California oil com- pany Unocal to build a pipeline from Central Asia through Afghanistan. A senior U.S. diplomat explained his government’s thinking: “The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis did. There will be Aramco...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2012
... countrywoman from Suffolk, that I could not throw the object away. It was a relief to see that she understood. Why discard a sustainable technology? she said. Oil is a thing of the past. The rain from Irene, now merely a tropical storm, had begun to...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... with their parts and logics. The data created from these parts have become fuel for the shifting economy. It has become increasingly clear that “data is the new oil.” This expression, now common parlance in business and technology circles, was first used by mathematician Clive Humby in 2006: “Data is...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2012
... forgetting past violence. One of the first artists to question the meaning of Tiananmen is Chen Danqing, in a series of huge diptychs/triptychs painted in oil. Typi- cally, each panel of a diptych or triptych is a copy of a...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
... information on the process. 1 Buell, “A Short History of Oil Cultures.” 2 LeMenager, “Petro-Melancholia: The BP Blow-out and the Arts of Grief.” 3 MacDonald, “Research Note.” 4 Knitting Nannas against Gas, “The Nannafesto,” www.knitting-nannas.com/philosphy.php (accessed...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
... connected.” The plot proves incredibly complex, but the major event that ties the numerous plotlines together, and causes them to converge, is the merger between Connex (a large oil conglomerate) and Killen (a smaller oil company that has recently...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2001
... over the meanings and policies of authoritative knowledge, religious ethics, and the economy of an oil state. Embedded in a variety of globalized discourses and poli- cies—including development, heritage, Islam, and labor—are memories and sounds, the...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... condensation. These are, respectively, the mine and the port. We will look at the characteristics of these zones and the means by which they are simultaneously kept separate and linked. The Mine “Natural” resources: the open pit mine, the oil field/fracking site, the timber forest, the oceans, the rare...
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Social Text (1 March 2013) 31 (1 (114)): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 2013
... shift.1 In tandem with this crisis, however, extreme forms of biopolitical commodification are increasingly the order of the day. Take fossil fuels, for instance. As conventional sources of petroleum have become more scarce and difficult to access, Big Oil has developed new sites, sources, and...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 39–52.
Published: 01 June 2007
... was a gift. Of course, many critics of the war have insinuated that certain demands have been made: that access to Iraq’s considerable reserves of oil remains paramount, or that the U.S. government will insist on the permanent entrenchment of military bases in the country. They...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 1–6.
Published: 01 June 2003
....) The transnationalization of the question of Palestine is also central to us as citizens or residents of the United States, whose government speaks on our behalf on the world stage. U.S. policy might be ignored if it were not for the fact that the occupying power—Israel—is its key ally in the oil...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2018
... giant rainbow-colored banner that says PEACE, and cars are honking as they go past. A reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer approaches. “Okay,” he asks, “so why are you out here?” You are ready with your answer—no blood for oil! The Bush administration is profiting from death!—but the khaki- and...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 143–168.
Published: 01 June 2007
... nonmilitary public goods, and the opening of foreign outposts. This neo- colonial system benefits from and promotes easy access to oil and other strategic resources, inexpensive or repressed labor, and free trade. When global elites purchase political services from our leaders in exchange for adopting...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
... political circumstances. Sasson, responsi- bly, makes it eminently clear throughout the book that the blame for the horrific practices it exposes lies not in Islam but in the unfettered power brought by oil wealth. Rather than a critique of a religion...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... for whiteness but codes as terror for everyone else. Finally, white sovereign entrepreneurial terror is a political aesthetic and narrative form born in the free-market logics of late nineteenth-century snake-oil salesmanship—in the particular formation of free-market bio- and necropolitics that...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... completed in 1956, and in its wake oil and gas extraction came to dominate the reservation economy and further erode the capacity for farming and ranching. Most recently this sustained offensive has taken the form of hydraulic fracturing and pipeline construction. Indeed, according to oil mogul Harold...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... great change for migrant workers. Emigration to France had become a mass phenomenon, with an estimated 750,000 Algerians in France in 1973.16 The first oil shock and ensuing economic crisis triggered a wave of racist crimes, prompt- ing the Algerian government to put an abrupt end to emigration...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 125–145.
Published: 01 September 2007
... extraction of coal, gold, and oil (pages 7 – 9 of the Web photo essay include images of coal miners in Bihar, India, in 1989 and of oil workers in Kuwait in 1991); and part 6 photographs the building of grand public works (tunnels, dams...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2016
... forgetting of unevenness is also the forgetting of the real historical conditions of energy exploitation—and not the “trivial” conditions of humanity’s burning of wood, which have no teleological bond to CFCs or shale oil, for instance—that can make sense of the phenomena classed under the heading of the...