Crude residues: The workings of failing oil infrastructure in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

@article{Landa2016CrudeRT,
  title={Crude residues: The workings of failing oil infrastructure in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico},
  author={Marianna S. Landa},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  year={2016},
  volume={48},
  pages={718 - 735}
}
Drawing on 12 months of ethnographic fieldwork in and around Poza Rica—an emblematic oil town that flourished in the aftermath of the nationalization of the Mexican oil industry in 1938—this article looks at how the material and social visibility and invisibility of failing infrastructure is constantly being renegotiated and achieved by those living amid it. Rather than a given physical quality, I demonstrate how (in)visibility is the outcome of everyday corporate practices, toxic mundane… Expand
8 Citations

Figures from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 82 REFERENCES
Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction
Infrastructural violence: Introduction to the special issue
In the Time of Oil: Piety, Memory, and Social Life in an Omani Town
Ecologies of comparison: An ethnography of endangerment in Hong Kong
Advocacy after Bhopal: Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders
POST/SOCIALIST AFFECT: Ruination and Reconstruction of the Nation in Urban Vietnam
Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
...
1
2
3
4
5
...