Energopolitics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene

Author:   Dominic Boyer
Publisher:   Duke University Press
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9781478003779


Pages:   280
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Between 2009 and 2013 Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer conducted fieldwork in Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec to examine the political, social, and ecological dimensions of moving from fossil fuels to wind power. Their work manifested itself as a new ethnographic form: the duograph-a combination of two single-authored books that draw on shared fieldsites, archives, and encounters that can be productively read together, yet can also stand alone in their analytic ambitions. In his volume, Energopolitics, Boyer examines the politics of wind power and how it is shaped by myriad factors, from the legacies of settler colonialism and indigenous resistance to state bureaucracy and corporate investment. Drawing on interviews with activists, campesinos, engineers, bureaucrats, politicians, and bankers, Boyer outlines the fundamental impact of energy and fuel on political power. Boyer also demonstrates how large conceptual frameworks cannot adequately explain the fraught and uniquely complicated conditions on the isthmus, illustrating the need to resist narratives of anthropocenic universalism and to attend to local particularities.

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Author:   Dominic Boyer
Publisher:   Duke University Press
Imprint:   Duke University Press
ISBN:  

9781478003779


ISBN 10:   1478003774
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Joint Preface to Wind and Power in the Anthropocene / Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer vii Introduction 1 1. Ixtepec 27 2. La Ventosa 60 3. Oaxaca de Juarez 95 4. Distrito Federal 127 5. Guidxiguie (Juchitan de Zaragoza) 158 Joint Conclusion to Wind and Power in the Anthropocene / Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer 194 Notes 199 References 225 Index

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Dominic Boyer is Professor of Anthropology at Rice University, Founding Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), and author of The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era. Energopolitics is one half of the duograph Wind and Power in the Anthropocene; Ecologics, by Cymene Howe, is the other half.

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