Fueling capture: Africa's energy futures

Michael Degani, Brenda Chalfin, Jamie Cross

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The introduction to this special issue begins by surveying the significance of what we call Africa's internal energy frontiers for understanding a global energy realignment marked by experiments in renewable technologies as well as revanchist investments in fossil fuels. It then discusses capture as a concept rooted in both Marxist informed accounts of global energy regimes as well as the political histories and practices of African populations. Finally, it discusses the articles as spanning three economies of capture along Africa's energy frontier: resurgent extractivism, post-carbon development and consumer renewables.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
JournalCambridge Anthropology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2020


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