Petroculture Collection

Books on oil and fossil fuels on sale.


Welcome to our hub featuring scholarship on oil and fossil fuels, where you can browse teachable podcast offerings and books on sale.

Books featured in this collection are 40% off when you order using promo code MN90990.
Offer expires May 1, 2024.


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Petroturfing: Refining Canadian Oil through Social Media Petroturfing Refining Canadian Oil through Social Media Jordan B. Kinder 2024 Spring
How social media has become a critical tool for advancing the interests of the Canadian oil industry
No More Fossils No More Fossils Dominic Boyer 2024 Spring
Explores ecological impasses and opportunities of our fossil-fueled civilization
Digital Energetics Digital Energetics Anne Pasek, Cindy Kaiying Lin, Zane Griffin Talley Cooper and Jordan B. Kinder 2023 Spring
Exploring the connections between energy and media—and what those connections mean for our current moment
Settling the Boom: The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil Settling the Boom The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil Mary E. Thomas and Bruce Braun, Editors 2022 Fall
Examines how settler colonial and sexist infrastructures and narratives order a resource boom
Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Pipeline Populism Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Kai Bosworth 2022 Spring
How contemporary environmental struggles and resistance to pipeline development became populist struggles
Solarities: Seeking Energy Justice Solarities Seeking Energy Justice After Oil Collective Ayesha Vemuri and Darin Barney, Editors 2022 Fall
A collective engages and mirrors the critical need for energy justice and transformation
Life in Plastic: Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Life in Plastic Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Caren Irr, Editor 2021 Fall
A vital contribution to environmental humanities that explores artistic responses to the plastic age
Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Timescales Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff and Patricia Eunji Kim, Editors 2020 Fall
Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis
An Ecotopian Lexicon An Ecotopian Lexicon Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Brent Ryan Bellamy, Editors 2019 Fall
Presents thirty novel terms that do not yet exist in English to envision ways of responding to the environmental challenges of our generation
Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Standing with Standing Rock Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon, Editors 2019 Spring
Dispatches of radical political engagement from people taking a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking Veer Ecology A Companion for Environmental Thinking Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, Editors 2017 Fall
An innovative toolkit designed to prompt new awareness of the risk and potential of living on—and with—an alarmingly dynamic planet
When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community When the Hills Are Gone Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community Thomas W. Pearson 2017 Fall
An overlooked part of fracking’s environmental impact becomes a window into the activists and industrial interests fighting for the future of energy production—and the fate of rural communities
Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary Fuel A Speculative Dictionary Karen Pinkus 2016 Fall
Undoing the dream of free, clean power from A to Z
Oil Culture Oil Culture Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden, Editors 2014 Fall
The cultural life of oil—from aesthetics and politics to economy and ecology
Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World Hyperobjects Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World Timothy Morton 2013 Fall
The world as we know it has already come to an end
Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital Lifeblood Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital Matthew T. Huber 2013 Fall
Using oil to retell twentieth-century American political history
Bataille’s Peak: Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability Bataille’s Peak Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability Allan Stoekl 2007 Fall
An audacious exploration of Bataille’s philosophy of energy within current conservation debates