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.
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.
Looks at how society navigates crucial historic moments
Focuses on the Athabasca tar sands and the high viscosity tar that has been deposited over several millennia
The potential for reflexive social change can best be evaluated through critical consideration of why current social structures are sustained