List of Figures; Foreword; Preface; Introduction: At Home in the Oil Sands; 1. Uncertain Sovereignty: Treaty 8, Bitumen, and Land Claims in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region; 2. Living and Dying through Oil's Promise: The Invisibility of Contamination and Power in Alberta's Peace River Country; 3. Northern Respectability: Whiteness and Improvement in Fort McMurray; 4. Wastelanding the Bodies, Wastelanding the Land: Accidents as Evidence in the Albertan Oil Sands; 5. Wildfire Politics: The Role of a Natural Disaster in Indigenous-State Relations; 6. Bear Stories in the Berry Patch: Caring for Boreal Forest Cycles of Respect; 7. Urban Buffalo: Metis-Bison Relations and Oil Sands Extraction in Northeastern Alberta; 8. Reclaiming Nature? Watery Transformations and Mitigation Landscapes in the Oil Sands Region; Conclusion: Studying the Social and Cultural Impacts of "Extreme Extraction" in Northern Alberta; Index
Clinton N. Westman is an environmental anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.Tara L. Joly is Research Director at Willow Springs Strategic Solutions, Inc. in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. She recently received her PhD in social anthropology from the University of Aberdeen, UK.Lena Gross recently completed her PhD in social anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway.