Light, energy, and gendered oil gluttony: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel’s challenges to petrocapitalism

Allan, Joanna (2020) Light, energy, and gendered oil gluttony: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel’s challenges to petrocapitalism. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 66 (1). pp. 101-121. ISSN 0026-7724

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2020.0004

Abstract

Extraction companies and the political regime that they deal with in Equatorial Guinea rely on genderwashing narratives to justify their actions. Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, via an aesthetic of gendered oil gluttony, disrupts genderwashing narratives by laying plain how exploitation of women is linked to petrocapitalism. But Ávila Laurel's challenges to petrocapitalism go beyond the content of his writing. Style and form borrowed from oral tradition reinforce the disruptive power of Ávila Laurel's work, as does its strategic distribution in particular countries of the Global North.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equatorial Guinea, Oil, Genderwashing, Petrocultures
Subjects: R400 Spanish studies
T500 African studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Joanna Allan
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 09:12
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39747

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