Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds

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July 28, 2018

Critical Commentary

Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds is Sara Wylie's first book. Published in 2018, Duke University Press describes the book: 

"From flammable tap water and sick livestock to the recent onset of hundreds of earthquakes in Oklahoma, the impact of fracking in the United States is far-reaching and deeply felt. In Fractivism Sara Ann Wylie traces the history of fracking and the ways scientists and everyday people are coming together to hold accountable an industry that has managed to evade regulation. Beginning her story in Colorado, Wylie shows how nonprofits, landowners, and community organizers are creating novel digital platforms and databases to track unconventional oil and gas well development and document fracking's environmental and human health impacts. These platforms model alternative approaches for academic and grassroots engagement with the government and the fossil fuel industry. A call to action, Fractivism outlines a way forward for not just the fifteen million Americans who live within a mile of an unconventional oil or gas well, but for the planet as a whole."

Duke University Press made the Introduction to the book available free on its website. Also available online at Wylie's personal website are two appendices: the Landman Report Card (LRC) Appendix for Chapter 8, and the WellWatch Appendix for Chapter 9.


Wylie, Sara Ann. 2018. Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds. Duke University Press. 



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