Background and activities

 

My research topics include energy policy and environmental politics; adverse impacts of climate change for land and marine ecoysystems, and local ways of life; industrial restructuring and ecological vulnerability in the Global North. 

My forthcoming edited volume titled Arctic Abstractive Industry (Berghahn 2022) examines industrial extraction and ecological vulnerability in the Arctic through the concept of abstraction. Through diverse engagements, contributors apprehend Arctic resource regimes as abstractive by evoking and departing from the more familiar extractive.

 

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Mason, Arthur. (2022) Arctic Abstractive Industry: Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North. Berghahn Books. 2022. ISBN 1800734689.
  • Mason, Arthur; Watts, Michael; Appel, Hannah. (2016) Subterranean Estates: Lifeworlds of Oil and Gas. Cornell University Press. 2016. ISBN 978-0-8014-7986-1.

Part of book/report

  • Mason, Arthur. (2022) Arctic Late Industrialism: Extracting Value through Abstraction. Arctic Abstractive Industry: Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North.
  • Mason, Arthur. (2022) Energy Deluxe: Luxurious Energy in Newly Commodified Energy Regimes. Democratizing Energy.
  • Mason, Arthur. (2022) From Northern Lights to Fluorescent Lights. Arctic Abstractive Industry: Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North.
  • Mason, Arthur. (2022) Representation Without Resemblance: Graphical Expression in Hydrocarbon Industry. Arctic Abstractive Industry: Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North.
  • Mason, Arthur. (2016) Events Collectives: The Social Life of a Promise-Disappointment Cycle. Subterranean Estates: Lifeworlds of Oil and Gas.
  • Mason, Arthur; Watts, Michael; Appel, Hannah. (2016) Oil Talk. Subterranean Estates: Lifeworlds of Oil and Gas.
  • Mason, Arthur. (2015) Growth Imperative: Intermediaries, Discourse Frameworks, and the Arctic. Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic.