Violent Environments: Oil, Develoopment and the Discourse of Power

AAS 432

This course will examine and compare discourses and practices concerned with resource extraction, resource distribution, energy security, and "modernity" in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. In particular, we'll explore how oil exploration in postcolonial states has created spaces of violence and possibilities for development, and has continually reshaped the idea of what constitutes the nation.

Credits: 
3
School(s)/College(s): 
Engineering » Climate & Space Sciences
Semesters: 
Winter 2017
Winter 2016
Winter 2015
Winter 2014
Winter 2013