The privatization of the Argentine oil industry has been described as an unprecedented transfer of property, capital and control from the state to the corporate sphere, but this study demonstrates that the privatization process is better understood as a transformation of the historical configurations of oil-fueled development, political communities and human subjectivities. This dissertation probes the development of the state-led oil industry, and the shift to a corporate-led one, through an ethnography of Argentines differently positioned in relation to the global oil industry. The ethnography explores the lives of middle class oil workers and their families in Northwest Patagonia, impoverished residents of the shanty neighborhoods near the refineries in metropolitan Buenos Aires, and affluent employees of the translocal corporations operating in the Argentine oil fields.... business plans to develop their emprendimientos into independent PyMEs de servicios, that is, oil service companies ... Among the materials taught in the Morningside amini-MBAa was a 1998 Harvard Business Review article that argued, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Powerful Motors: Kinship, Citizenship and the Transformation of the Argentine Oil Industry|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|