Resource-making controversies: knowledge, anticipatory politics and economization of unconventional fossil fuels

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Abstract

Advancing relational accounts of ‘resource-making’ processes by deploying insights from science and technology studies, this article outlines crucial new lines of inquiry for geographical research on unconventional fossil fuels. The exploitation of various carbon-rich substitutes for hydrocarbons has rapidly expanded over the last two decades, to become a highly contentious issue which augments scientific dissensus and generates new collective engagements with the subsurface. The article invites geographers to examine the epistemically and politically transformative potential of such resource-making controversies in terms of reconfiguring: the production of geoscientific knowledge, anticipation of post-conventional energy systems, and temporal strategies of (de)economizing extractive futures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-356
Number of pages24
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume44
Issue number2
Early online date20 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • anticipation
  • controversies
  • economization
  • fracking
  • geopolitics
  • materiality
  • resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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