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The Resource Societies beyond oil : oil dregs and social futures, John Urry, (electronic resource)

Societies beyond oil : oil dregs and social futures, John Urry, (electronic resource)

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Societies beyond oil : oil dregs and social futures
Title
Societies beyond oil
Title remainder
oil dregs and social futures
Statement of responsibility
John Urry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking book, John Urry shows how the twentieth century created a mirage of unlimited future growth that masked its limits. He considers the nature of an oil-dependent world facing energy descent and what lessons can ce learned from past energy-constrained societies. With no large-scale plan B to energize and mobilize societies, Urry assesses the likelihood of some very different futures for this century
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EBLCP
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Urry, John
Dewey number
304.28
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Label
Societies beyond oil : oil dregs and social futures, John Urry, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Contents
  • About the author; Title page; Copyright; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Problem of Energy; Energy; Oil; Summarizing the argument; The problem of oil is 42; PART I Oil Dregs; Chapter 1: Oil and the Crash of 2007-08; Oil and money; Neoliberalism; Sprawltown; Conclusion; Chapter 2: The Century of Oil; Humans and nature; The origins of oil civilization; Figure 2.1 Sources of global carbon emissions, 1800-2010; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Consuming Miles; Consuming from afar; Dubai; From neighbourhood lives; Places for consuming; More consumers; Conclusion
  • Chapter 4 : Carbon Capital energy inequalities; Establishing carbon capitalism; Combating environmentalism; The noughties; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Peaking; Peak oil thesis; Figure 5.1 The discovery and consumption of oil, 1900-2030; Figure 5.2 North sea oil production, 1965-2010; Tough oil; Political peaking; Climate change and multiple crises; Conclusion; Chapter 6: The Chinese Century?; Oiling Chinese development; Chinese urbanization; Cars in China; Supertankers; China's emissions; Conclusion; Chapter 7: The Curse of Oil; There will be blood; Oil and 'troubled waters'; Norway
  • Democracy and oil part II Social Futures; Chapter 8: Magic Bullet Future; Energy and its futures; Magic bullet of hydrogen; Technological fixes; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Digital Lives; Digital worlds; Digitizing manufacturing; Digitizing social life; The costs of going digital; Conclusion; Chapter 10: Resource Fights; Recent resource wars; Future wars; Conclusion; Chapter 11: Low-carbon Society; The green shoots of a powered-down future; Figure 11.1 Social globalization across the world, 1970-2008; Figure 11.2 Vehicle miles traveled in the USA 1992-2011 (12-month average, billion miles/day)
  • Systemic powering down reverse gear; Chapter 12: After Easy Oil; Catastrophism; The power of capital; Conclusion; Notes; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn823719908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (306 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780321707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823719908
Label
Societies beyond oil : oil dregs and social futures, John Urry, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
  • About the author; Title page; Copyright; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Problem of Energy; Energy; Oil; Summarizing the argument; The problem of oil is 42; PART I Oil Dregs; Chapter 1: Oil and the Crash of 2007-08; Oil and money; Neoliberalism; Sprawltown; Conclusion; Chapter 2: The Century of Oil; Humans and nature; The origins of oil civilization; Figure 2.1 Sources of global carbon emissions, 1800-2010; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Consuming Miles; Consuming from afar; Dubai; From neighbourhood lives; Places for consuming; More consumers; Conclusion
  • Chapter 4 : Carbon Capital energy inequalities; Establishing carbon capitalism; Combating environmentalism; The noughties; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Peaking; Peak oil thesis; Figure 5.1 The discovery and consumption of oil, 1900-2030; Figure 5.2 North sea oil production, 1965-2010; Tough oil; Political peaking; Climate change and multiple crises; Conclusion; Chapter 6: The Chinese Century?; Oiling Chinese development; Chinese urbanization; Cars in China; Supertankers; China's emissions; Conclusion; Chapter 7: The Curse of Oil; There will be blood; Oil and 'troubled waters'; Norway
  • Democracy and oil part II Social Futures; Chapter 8: Magic Bullet Future; Energy and its futures; Magic bullet of hydrogen; Technological fixes; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Digital Lives; Digital worlds; Digitizing manufacturing; Digitizing social life; The costs of going digital; Conclusion; Chapter 10: Resource Fights; Recent resource wars; Future wars; Conclusion; Chapter 11: Low-carbon Society; The green shoots of a powered-down future; Figure 11.1 Social globalization across the world, 1970-2008; Figure 11.2 Vehicle miles traveled in the USA 1992-2011 (12-month average, billion miles/day)
  • Systemic powering down reverse gear; Chapter 12: After Easy Oil; Catastrophism; The power of capital; Conclusion; Notes; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn823719908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (306 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780321707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823719908

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