Crude existence : environment and the politics of oil in Northern Angola /
Kristin Reed.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
xiii, 323 p. : ill., maps.
0520258223 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780520258228 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
0520258223 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780520258228 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Washing ashore -- Petro-capitalism -- Petro-violence -- Shallow graves -- Unpalatable compensation -- Militant territorialization -- Corporate territorialization.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kristin Reed holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a program consultant to humanitarian and environmental nonprofit organizations.
Main Description
After decades of civil war and instability, the African country of Angola is experiencing a spectacular economic boom thanks to its most valuable natural resource: oil. But oil extraction--both on- and offshore--is a toxic remedy for the country's economic ills, with devastating effects on both the environment and traditional livelihoods. Focusing on the everyday realities of people living in the extraction zones, Kristin Reed explores the exclusion, degradation, and violence that are the fruits of petrocapitalism in Angola.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Washing Ashorep. 1
Petro-Capitalismp. 17
Petro-Violencep. 44
Shallow Gravesp. 70
Unpalatable Compensationp. 104
Militant Territorializationp. 137
Corporate Territorializationp. 172
Conclusion: Converging Shoresp. 205
Notesp. 213
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 309
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