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By Andrea Behrends,Stephen Reyna,Günther Schlee

Crude Domination is an cutting edge and demanding publication a few severe subject – oil. whereas there were various works approximately petroleum from 'experience-far' views, there were really few that experience became the 'experience-near' ethnographic gaze of anthropology at the subject. Crude Domination does simply this between extra peoples and extra locations than the other quantity. Its chapters examine nuances of tradition, politics and economics in Africa, Latin the US, and Eurasia as they pertain to petroleum. They strive against with the main questions vexing students and practitioners alike: difficulties of the commercial blight of the source curse, underdevelopment, democracy, violence and battle. in addition they handle issues which could firstly seem insignificant – akin to baby witches and lionmen, scuffling with for oil whilst there is not any oil, reindeer nomadism, group television – yet which prove on nearer scrutiny to be very important for explaining clash and transformation in petro-states. dependent upon those wealthy, new worlds of knowledge, the textual content formulates a unique, domination method of the social research of oil.

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