Energy in the Americas provides a hemispheric perspective on the historical construction of contemporary debates on the role of energy in society
Understanding the history of energy and the evolving place of energy in society is essential to faceing the changing future of energy production. Across North and South America, national and localized understandings of energy as a common, public, or market good have influenced the development of energy industries.
Energy in the Americas brings the diverse energy histories of North and South American nations into dialogue with one another, presenting an integrated hemispheric framework for understanding the historical constructions of contemporary debates on the role of energy in society. Rejecting pat truisms, this collection historicizes the experiences of producers and policymakers and assesses the interplay between environmental, technological, political, and ideological influences within and between countries and continents.
Breaking down assumptions about the evolution of national energy histories, Energy in the Americas broadens and opens the conversation. De-emphasizing the traditional focus on national peculiarities, it favours an international, integrated approach that brings together the work of established and emerging scholars. This is an essential step in understanding the circumstances that have created current energy policy and practice, and the historical narratives that underpin how energy production is conceptualized and understood.
With Contributions By: Michael Camp, Paul Chastko, Linda B. Hall, Pablo Heidrich, Amelia M. Kiddle, Brian S. McBeth, Daniel Macfarlane, Juan Pablo Bohórquez Montoya, Dermot O’Connor, Joseph A. Pratt, Tyler Priest, Esteban Serrani, Gail D. Triner and César Yáñez
"When Will We See the Pendulum Effect?" Critical Reflection on Energy and History in the Americas
Unpacking Latin American Oil and Gas Policies: Views on Energy as a Market, Common, and Political Good
Primary Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Chile, 1844-2010
The Commercial and Political Dynamics of the Crude Oil Industry: The Case of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in Venezuela, 1913-1924
Exxon and the Rise of Producer Power in Venezuela
Current Concerns: Canadian-United States Energy Relations and the St. Lawrence and Niagara Megaprojects
Tellico Dam, Dickey Dam, and Endangered Species Law in the United States During the 1970s
Seismic Innovations: The Digital Revolution in the Search for Oil and Gas
- publisherUCalgary Press
- publisher placeCalgary, AB
- restrictionsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
- rightsThis Open Access work is published under a Creative Commons licence.
- series titleEnergy Histories, Cultures, and Politics