Description - Landscapes of Power by Dana E. Powell
In Landscapes of Power Dana E. Powell examines the rise and fall of the controversial Desert Rock Power Plant initiative in New Mexico to trace the political conflicts surrounding native sovereignty and contemporary energy development on Navajo (Dine) Nation land. Powell's historical and ethnographic account shows how the coal-fired power plant project's defeat provided the basis for redefining the legacies of colonialism, mineral extraction, and environmentalism. Examining the labor of activists, artists, politicians, elders, technicians, and others, Powell emphasizes the generative potential of Navajo resistance to articulate a vision of autonomy in the face of twenty-first-century colonial conditions. Ultimately, Powell situates local Navajo struggles over energy technology and infrastructure within broader sociocultural life, debates over global climate change, and tribal, federal, and global politics of extraction.
Buy Landscapes of Power by Dana E. Powell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Landscapes of Power by Dana E. Powell
Book Reviews - Landscapes of Power by Dana E. Powell
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Landscapes of Power book by Dana E. Powell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
Author Biography - Dana E. Powell
Dana E. Powell is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University.