Resources For Reform: Oil And Neoliberalism In Argentina

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Resources for Reform: Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina

While most people live far from the sites of oil production, oil politics involves us all. Resources for Reform explores how people's lives intersect with the increasingly globalized and concentrated oil industry through a close look at Argentina's experiment with privatizing its national oil company in the name of neoliberal reform.

Examining Argentina's conversion from a state-controlled to a private oil market, Elana Shever reveals interconnections between large-scale transformations in society and small-scale shifts in everyday practice, intimate relationships, and identity. This engaging ethnography offers a window into the experiences of middle-class oil workers and their families, impoverished residents of shanty settlements bordering refineries, and affluent employees of transnational corporations as they struggle with rapid changes in the global economy, their country, and their lives. It reverberates far beyond the Argentine oil fields and offers a fresh approach to the critical study of neoliberalism, kinship, citizenship, and corporations.

Specifications of Resources for Reform: Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina

GENERAL
AuthorElana Shever
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-10080477840X
ISBN-139780804778404
PublisherStanford University Press
Number Of Pages248
Publication Date2012-06-27
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.9 inch.
Weight0.85 pounds.

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