I am grateful to my colleague Arthur Mason for conjuring up the title ‘Oil Talk’ as a way of encapsulating the now vast field of writing on oil and the discursive carbon world of which it is part. Hannah Chadeayne Appel, another oil aficionado, offered constructive criticism of an earlier draft. Parts of this essay appear in a more developed form in Watts, M. (2012) ‘A Tale of Two Gulfs’, American Quarterly 64(3): 437–67.
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2013
© 2013 International Institute of Social Studies
Development and Change
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 1013–1026, July 2013
How to Cite
Watts, M. (2013), Oil Talk. Development and Change, 44: 1013–1026. doi: 10.1111/dech.12007
- Issue published online: 1 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 12 JUN 2013
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