End of Oil Course Texts and Films, Past and Present


Course Texts:


Athanasiou, T., and Baer, P. (2002). Dead heat: Global justice and global warming. New York: Seven Stories.


Astyk, S. (2008). Depletion and abundance: Life on the new home front. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society.


Clark, W. R. (2005). Petrodollar warfare: Oil, Iraq and the future of the dollar. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society.


Douthwaite, R. (1999a). The ecology of money. Schumacher Briefing no. 4. Totnes, Devon, England: Green Books. 


Douthwaite, R. (1999b). The growth illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society. 


Douthwaite, R. (2004). Why localisation is essential for sustainability. In Douthwaite, R., & Jopling, J. (Eds.), Growth the Celtic Cancer. FEASTA Review, No. 2, 114-124.


FEASTA. (2008, May). Cap & share: A fair way to cut greenhouse emissions [Electronic version]. Dublin, Ireland: FEASTA. Retrieved December 31, 2008, from http://www.feasta.org/documents/energy/Cap-and-Share-May08.pdf


Gelbspan, R. (2005). Boiling point: How politicians, big oil and coal, journalists, and activists are fueling the climate crisis. New York: Basic Books.


Heinberg, R. (2005). The party's over: Oil, war and the fate of industrial societies. (Rev.ed.). Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada: New Society Press.


Hirsch, R. L., Bezdek, R., & Wendling, R. (2005, February). Peaking of world oil production: Impacts, mitigation, & risk management. A report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Retrieved January 14, 2009, from http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/others/pdf/Oil_Peaking_NETL.pdf


Homer-Dixon, T. (2006).The upside of down: Catastrophe, creativity, and the renewal of civilization. Washington, DC: Island Press.


Hopkins, R. (Ed.). (2005). Kinsale 2021: An energy descent action plan, version.1.  Retrieved September 3, 2008, from http://transitionculture.org/wp-content/uploads/KinsaleEnergyDescentActionPlan.pdf


Miller, A. (1999). Economics and the environment. In C. Merchant, (Ed.), Ecology (pp. 78-87). Amherst: Humanity Books.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC]. (2007). Climate change 2007 synthesis report. Retrieved January 15, 2009, from http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr.pdf


Kunstler, J. H. (2005). The long emergency: Surviving the converging catastrophes of the twenty-first century. New York: Atlantic Monthly.


Loeb, P. R. (1999). Soul of a citizen: Living with conviction in a cynical time. New York: St. Martinís Griffin.


Orr, D. (2009). Down to the wire: Confronting climate collapse. New York: Oxford University Press.


Pfeiffer, D. A. (2006). Eating fossil fuels: Oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.


Roberts, P. (2004). The end of oil: On the edge of a perilous new world. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.


Scheer, H. (2002). The solar economy: Renewable energy for a sustainable future. London, England: Earthscan.


Scheer, H. (2007). Energy autonomy: The economic, social and technological case for renewable energy. London: Earthscan.


Summers, C., & Markusen, E. (1992/2003).The case of collective violence. In M. D. Ermann & M. S. Shauf (Eds.), Computers, ethics, and society (3rd ed.) (pp. 214-231). New York: Oxford University Press.



Films Used in Class:


Achbar, M., & Simpson, B. (Producers), Bakan, J., Crooks, H., & Achbar, M. (Writers), Achbar, M., & Abbott, J. (Directors). (2005). The corporation [Motion picture]. United States: Zeitgeist Films.


Anderson, D. (Producer/Director). (2009). Split estate: What you donít know can hurt you. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films.


Black, S. (Producer/Director). (2001). Life and debt [Motion Picture]. New York: New Yorker Films.


Cornellier, R. (Director). (2008). Black wave: The legacy of the Exxon Valdez.  Montreal, Quebec, CA: Macumba Doc.


Greene, G. (Director). (2004). The end of suburbia: Oil depletion and the collapse of the American dream [Motion picture]. Toronto: The Electric Wallpaper Co.


Grossman, R. (Producer/Director). (2005). Homeland: Four portraits of native action [Motion Picture]. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films.


Guggenheim, D. (Director). (2006). An inconvenient truth. Hollywood, Paramount.


International Society for Ecology and Culture (Producer). (1993). Ancient futures: Learning from Ladakh. Bristol: International Society for Ecology and Culture.


The power of community: How Cuba survived peak oil [Motion picture]. (2006). Yellow Springs, OH: Community Service, Inc.


Jarecki, E. (Writer/Director). (2006). Why we fight [Motion Picture]. Culver City, CA: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


Klein, J. (Director). Taken for a ride [Motion Picture]. Hohokus, NJ: New Day Films.



Page Author:  Tina Evans
Associate Professor, General and Exploratory Studies
Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, USA
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