TITLE

CREATIVE ENCOUNTERS: African Trade and Chinese Oil Production in Western Chad

AUTHOR(S)
Schareika, Nikolaus
PUB. DATE
September 2017
SOURCE
Social Analysis;Autumn2017, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The oil industry tends to remain disconnected from local realities surrounding production sites, a situation that can be explained by theories of enclaving and technological zones. Despite these barriers, local people try to connect to and profit from oil projects that are set up in their vicinity. This article explores the relationships between a Chadian merchant, who started as a worker in the oil fields, his suppliers of goods and credit, and a Chinese oil company. The analysis focuses on the improvisation that the merchant and his Chinese clients undertook in order to develop trade in a difficult supply situation. The African system of trade enabled the Chinese company to overcome challenges to its project, while helping the merchant convert oil money into commercial capital.
ACCESSION #
125512845

 

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