New Book by Geography Professor and Alum – Settling the Boom: The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil
Congratulations to Professor Bruce Braun and GES alum, Dr. Mary Thomas on their new co-edited book. Settling the Boom: The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil “studies how the disruptive forces of an oil boom in the northern Great Plains are contained through the extension of settler temporalities, reassertions of heteropatriarchy, and the tethering of life to the volatility of oil and its cruel optimisms. The collection reveals the results of sustained research in Williston, North Dakota, the epicenter of the ‘Bakken Boom’.”
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