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Challenging Legitimacy at the Precipice of Energy Calamity

By: Debra J Davidson and Mike Gismondi

200 pages, 32 black & white illustrations, 48 colour illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2011 | #192670 | ISBN-13: 9781461402862
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About this book

Human history has often been described as a progressive relinquishment from environmental constraints. Now, it seems, we have come full circle. The ecological irrationalities associated with industrial societies have a lengthy history, and our purpose in the proposed book is not to catalogue this litany of wrongs. Rather, this book is about political responses to global environmental crisis at a crucial turning point in history, by focusing on the political discourses surrounding the tar sands in Alberta, Canada.


Contents

- Look Who's Talking
- Observing Global Flows
- Visualizing the Tar Sands Through Time
- Capital, Labour, and the State
- Ecological Disruption
- Energy Matters
- Lessons from the Study
- A View from the Future
- Index

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