This article ventures seaward to examine how two contemporary Danish novels paradoxically uses irrealist features to make visible the existent opacity and mythology of oil.
This article, as its title suggests, wishes to discuss some methodological issues of historical research on the industrial past of gas lighting and its sources.
From the can to the pump: the sale of petrol in the provinces and its contestation (Côte-d’Or, 1877-1939)
This article sheds light on the arrival of petroleum in France, and more specifically in the Côte-d’Or department.
Colonial Burma was once a major center of world petroleum production in the early 20th Century. A notable group in the oilfields of Burma was the working-class American oil drillers, most of whom with ties to the oil regions of western Pennsylvania.
This article historicizes the rise of the Texas wind industry using the 2010 construction of the Roscoe Wind Farm in West Texas as a case study.
At the same time that urban American hearths and kitchens became dependent upon coal, proscriptive accounts of gendered domesticity grew in popularity. Buying coal was a man’s world, full of sharp dealings, underhanded sellers, and cutthroat competition.
This article explores a short-lived but major natural gas boom in the area of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The discovery and exploitation of natural gas resources often displays a boom and bust cycle characterized by a rush of investment and production followed by resource exhaustion and falling pr
Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene (London, New York: Verso, 2017) Translator, David Fernbach
Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (London: Verso, 2011)