Books, Journals, Articles

Materialism and the Critique of Energy: Coming Winter 2017

A collection of original essays, Materialism and the Critique of Energy, edited by Petrocultures' own Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti, is slated for release in Winter 2017 from open access publisher MCM'. Stay updated on the release  on the publisher's website here....

After Oil from WVU Press

After Oil explores the social, cultural, and political changes needed to make possible a full-scale transition from fossil fuels to new forms of energy. Written collectively by participants in the first After Oil School, After Oil explains why the adoption of renewable, ecologically sustainable energy...

Reviews in Cultural Theory Special Issue: Energy Humanities

Petrocultures is very pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Reviews in Cultural Theory edited by Jeff Diamanti and Brent Ryan Bellamy. The special issue, “Energy Humanities,” gathers experimental and brief accounts of the cultural history of energy in order to figure...

Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology – book now available!

Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology (MCM Prime, 2015) By Antti Salminen & Tere Vadén Foreword by Jeff Diamanti   Free download of PDF @ http://www.mcmprime.com/books/energy-and-experience-an-essay-in-nafthology Paperback available soon from Amazon.com   If there is reason to believe that material circumstances such as the ownership of the means of production, geography, or levels...

Art in the Anthropocene

Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this book explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. With contributions by Amy Balkin,...

New and Forthcoming Titles

Paula Anca Farca (ed), Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts (TrueHeart Press, July 2015) Description from TrueHeart Press: How are sources of energy presented in twentieth and twenty-first century literary texts? Energy in Literature shows...