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From flammable tap water and sick livestock to the recent onset of hundreds of earthquakes in Oklahoma, the impact of fracking in the United States is far-reaching and deeply felt. In Fractivism Sara Ann Wylie traces the history of fracking and the ways scientists and everyday people are coming together to hold accountable an industry that has managed to evade regulation. Beginning her story in Colorado, Wylie shows how nonprofits, landowners, and community organizers are creating novel digital platforms and databases to track unconventional oil and gas well development and document fracking's environmental and human health impacts. These platforms model alternative approaches for academic and grassroots engagement with the government and the fossil fuel industry. A call to action, Fractivism outlines a way forward for not just the fifteen million Americans who live within a mile of an unconventional oil or gas well, but for the planet as a whole.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page
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  1. Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction. An STS Analysis of Natural Gas Development in the United States
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1. Securing the Natural Gas Boom: Oilfield Service Companies and Hydraulic Fracturing's Regulatory Exemptions
  2. pp. 19-40
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  1. 2. Methods for Following Chemicals: Seeing a Disruptive System and Forming a Disruptive Science
  2. pp. 41-63
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  1. 3. HEIRship: TEDX and Collective Inheritance
  2. pp. 64-85
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  1. 4. Stimulating Debate: Fracking, HEIRship, and TEDX's Generative Database
  2. pp. 86-114
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  1. 5. Industrial Relations and an Introduction to STS in Practice
  2. pp. 115-136
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  1. 6. ExtrAct: A Case Study in Methods for STS in Practice
  2. pp. 137-164
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  1. 7. Landman Report Card: Developing Web Tools for Socially Contentious Issues
  2. pp. 165-190
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  1. 8. From LRC to WellWatch: Designing Infrastructure for Participatory and Recursive Publics
  2. pp. 191-218
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  1. 9. WellWatch: Reflections on Designing Digital Media for Multisited Para-ethnography of Industrial Systems
  2. pp. 219-246
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  1. 10. The Fossil-Fuel Connection with coauthor Len Albright
  2. pp. 247-278
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  1. Conclusion. Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds: A Call for Industrial Embodiment
  2. pp. 279-304
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 305-332
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  1. References
  2. pp. 333-382
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  1. Index\r
  2. pp. 383-408
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822372981
Related ISBN
9780822363828
MARC Record
OCLC
1148101133
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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