Jaume Franquesa

Jaume Franquesa is Associate Professor of Anthropology at The State University of New York at Buffalo. His research agenda focuses on the relationship between the commodification of resources and the making of local livelihoods. His interests include energy transitions, land-rural politics, and processes of cultural heritage making. His most recent book is Power Struggles: Dignity, Value, and the Renewable Energy Frontier in Spain (Indiana University Press, 2018), and he is the co-editor of a special issue on the rise of authoritarian populism in the European countryside (Sociologia Ruralis, 2020).

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Wind Fever: Green Energy and Its Fetishes

Theorizing the Contemporary

Wind Fever: Green Energy and Its Fetishes

There is little doubt that the wind turbine has become a preferred icon of a new kind of capitalism: green and efficient, kind and daring, simple and smart. Con... More