Crude Existence: Environment and the Politics of Oil in Northern Angola Kristin Reed

ISBN: 9780520258228

Published: November 15th 2009

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338 pages


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Crude Existence: Environment and the Politics of Oil in Northern Angola  by  Kristin Reed

Crude Existence: Environment and the Politics of Oil in Northern Angola by Kristin Reed
November 15th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 338 pages | ISBN: 9780520258228 | 8.49 Mb

After decades of civil war and instability, the African country of Angola is experiencing a spectacular economic boom thanks to its most valuable natural resource: oil. But oil extraction--both on- and offshore--is a toxic remedy for the countrysMoreAfter decades of civil war and instability, the African country of Angola is experiencing a spectacular economic boom thanks to its most valuable natural resource: oil.

But oil extraction--both on- and offshore--is a toxic remedy for the countrys economic ills, with devastating effects on both the environment and traditional livelihoods. Focusing on the everyday realities of people living in the extraction zones, Kristin Reed explores the exclusion, degradation, and violence that are the fruits of petrocapitalism in Angola.



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