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The Resource Machineries of oil : an infrastructural history of BP in Iran, Katayoun Shafiee

Machineries of oil : an infrastructural history of BP in Iran, Katayoun Shafiee

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Machineries of oil : an infrastructural history of BP in Iran
Title
Machineries of oil
Title remainder
an infrastructural history of BP in Iran
Statement of responsibility
Katayoun Shafiee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book rethinks the politics of the Middle East through a study of the British-controlled oil industry in Iran between 1901 and 1954. Based on research in governmental and business archives in Iran, the United Kingdom, and the United States, it examines a series of disputes concerning petroleum exploration, property rights, the organization of labor, geological knowledge, accounting methods, oil distribution, and the calculation and control of profits. The goal is to understand how the construction of oil infrastructure reconfigured the local politics of the oil regions and how these arrangements in turn shaped the emergence of both the national state and the multinational oil corporation now known as BP. There has been no study of this kind, with the amount of rich, first-hand information Shafiee has gathered from Iran and elsewhere. Shafiee rethinks the role of oil in the early to mid-twentieth century as a non-human actor whose agency shapes and is shaped by the various techno-social transformations she discusses. She combines archival research with extensive field work at various sites in Iran--sources that are missing from the scholarship on both Iran and the oil industry
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shafiee, Katayoun
Dewey number
338.8/87223380955
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9576.I62
LC item number
S53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Infrastructures series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Petroleum Company
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • British Petroleum Company
  • British Petroleum Company
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Iran
  • 57.36 extraction of natural gas and petroleum
  • Iran
  • Erdölpolitik
  • Iran
Label
Machineries of oil : an infrastructural history of BP in Iran, Katayoun Shafiee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Properties of petroleum -- Petroleum knowledge -- Calculating technologies in crisis -- What kind of oil worker does an oil industry require to survive? -- Assembling intractability: managing nationalism, combating nationalization -- Long-distance machineries of oil -- Conclusion : petroleum collectives: translating the power of oil into politics
Control code
992119926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780262037044
Lccn
2017027986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992119926
Label
Machineries of oil : an infrastructural history of BP in Iran, Katayoun Shafiee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Properties of petroleum -- Petroleum knowledge -- Calculating technologies in crisis -- What kind of oil worker does an oil industry require to survive? -- Assembling intractability: managing nationalism, combating nationalization -- Long-distance machineries of oil -- Conclusion : petroleum collectives: translating the power of oil into politics
Control code
992119926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780262037044
Lccn
2017027986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992119926

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