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The Consuming Life
How to Know about Oil: Energy Epistemologies and Political Futures
As a contribution to the growing exploration of oil and energy in the humanities, the author examines what we might learn from three attempts to probe how we know oil—that is, the complex, myriadExpand
Who's Afraid of National Allegory? Jameson, Literary Criticism, Globalization
Fredric Jameson’s proposal that all third world texts be read as ‘‘national allegories’’ has been one of the more influential and important attempts to theorize the relationship of literaryExpand
Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture
Chapter 1 Introduction: Fieldwork in Culture Chapter 2 Bourdieu's Refusal Chapter 3 Resistance, Recuperation, and Reflexivity: The Limits of a Paradigm Chapter 4 Anglicizing Bourdieu Chapter 5Expand
WHAT IS THE MULTITUDE?
Nicholas Brown and Imre Szeman continue their conversation with Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. (See ‘The Global Coliseum: On Empire’ in Cultural Studies, 16.2, (March 2002), p. 177–192). In thisExpand
Crude Aesthetics: The Politics of Oil Documentaries
  • Imre Szeman
  • Sociology
  • Journal of American Studies
  • 1 May 2012
How does the problem of oil appear in documentary film? I provide an answer to this question by examining the narrative and aesthetic choices through which the problem of oil is framed in threeExpand
Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment
Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism, and the Nation
Attempts by writers and intellectuals in former colonies to create unique national cultures are often thwarted by a context of global modernity, which discourages particularity and uniqueness. InExpand
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