Oil in pop culture

These sample images comprise an appendix to my chapter about pop cultural Frankenstein images of the oil industry in the forthcoming book Popular Postcolonialisms: Popular Cultural Forms and the Postcolonial Paradigm, edited by Nadia Atia and Kate Houlden, to be published by Routledge later in 2016.

Edward Burtynsky, Alberta Oil Sands #6. (from OIL. London: Steidl, 2011.)

Edward Burtynsky, Alberta Oil Sands #6. (from OIL. London: Steidl, 2011.)

"The mine is in sight." Still frame (at runtime 00:03:59) from Avatar (2009).

“The mine is in sight.” Still frame (at runtime 00:03:59) from Avatar (2009).

Bucketwheel excavator.  Still frame (at runtime 00:04:07) from Avatar (2009).

Bucketwheel excavator. Still frame (at runtime 00:04:07) from Avatar (2009).

“The neolithic weapons are jarring amid all the advanced technology”: Still frame (at runtime 00:06:26) from Avatar (2009).

“The neolithic weapons are jarring amid all the advanced technology”: Still frame (at runtime 00:06:26) from Avatar (2009).

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