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dc.contributor.authorHigh, Mette Marie
dc.identifier.citationHigh , M M 2019 , ' Projects of devotion : energy exploration and moral ambition in the cosmoeconomy of oil and gas in the Western United States ' , Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute , vol. 25 , no. S1 , pp. 29-46 .
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dc.descriptionThis project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 715146. The authors also acknowledge the funding received to carry out this research from the Leverhulme Trust (ECF‐2013‐177) and the British Academy (EN150010).en
dc.description.abstractThis article considers how people working in the oil and gas industry in Colorado perceive their involvement in energy exploration in relation to broader understandings of devotion, compassion, and outreach. I argue that although their energy projects may appear to merely echo companies’ formal promotional pitches, the oil field and corporate actors’ own moral ambitions reveal more-than-human cosmoeconomic visions of oil’s potentiality. This article thus demonstrates how multiple and diverging ethical registers intersect and inform the valuation of oil.
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dc.rights© 2019 The Authors. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Anthropological Institute. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.titleProjects of devotion : energy exploration and moral ambition in the cosmoeconomy of oil and gas in the Western United Statesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Research Councilen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Leverhulme Trusten
dc.contributor.sponsorThe British Academyen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Social Anthropologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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