University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: January 2017
Features: 8 B&W photographs, bibliography, notes, index
Keywords: Environment / Petroculture / Film Studies
Subject(s): ART / Film & Video, NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Public Relations, Environment / Petroculture / Film Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Geo Takach. Geo Takach, PhD is a writer, filmmaker, workshop leader, and speaker. He is Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

"Alberta for generations was famous for mountains, rodeos, Mormonism, football, Ukrainian culture, meatpacking and Social Credit. Say 'Alberta' today and any focus group replies, 'oil'. That’s no accident, writes Prof. Geo Takach of Royal Roads University. From the 1947 oil strike at Leduc Number One, 'resource extraction became heroic'. Alberta’s very identity was intertwined with oil sands production, for better and worse. Tar Wars documents this modern cultural phenomenon... [and] ... covers all angles. … The search is compelling and clever."

Holly Doan, Blacklock's Reporter

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