Essays about: "Sofiya Volkova"

Found 1 essay containing the words Sofiya Volkova.

  1. 1. Sundown and Problems of Anti-Development in Petro-Modernity

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för kultur och lärande

    Author : Sofiya Volkova; [2016]
    Keywords : Modernity; petroleum; oil; Native Americans; Osage; petro-modernity; development;

    Abstract : This essay takes the novel Sundown (1934), written by Native American writer John Joseph Mathews in the context of the Osage oil boom, as a literary source in order to address the question of how oil projects expectations of a glorious future, but actually prevents development in a colonial context. In this paper modernity is seen as a process of creation and destruction, able to create new ways of living and destroying the previous order, able to cause problems, but also find solutions in its never-ending movement. READ MORE