Impérialisme énergétique. Ressources, pouvoir et environnement (19e-20e s.)


Building 'Oil' in British India: a Category, an Infrastructure

Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York.

This paper traces the history of oil being reined in by the British Raj, from the 1870s to the early 20th C. I argue that oil is not a self-evident object, but a category built by regimes of thought. Second I argue that oil became an infrastructure, used by the colonial state to…