Dr Plaza’s Culture as Renewable Oil shortlisted for the Royal Geography Society Political Geography Research Group Book Award 2019-2020

Dr Penelope Plaza’s book Culture as Renewable Oil: How Territory, Bureaucratic Power and Culture Coalesce in the Venezuelan Petrostate (Routledge, 2018) has been nominated and shortlisted for the RGS Political Geography Research Group Book Award 2019-2020. The Political Geography Research Group Royal Geographic Society (PolGRG) Book Award officially launched in 2017, with sponsorship from the journal Political Geography. The PolGRG Book Award is aimed at published volumes stirring interest and debate around: territoriality and sovereignty, states, cities, and citizenship; geopolitics, political economy, political ecology; migration, globalization, (post)colonialism; social movements and governance; peace, conflict and security, as well as the mutual geographical construction of these phenomena with gender, race, class, sexuality and religion.  The book award committee reviews all nominations and shortlist a maximum of 5 books, with emphasis on early career authors and on authors from the Global South. The winner will be announced in April 2020. 

Twitter: @DrPenelopePlaza @RGS_PolGRG 

Link to RGS’s Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) https://polgrg.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/the-polgrg-book-award-2019-2020-in-conjunction-with-political-geography-journal/

Routledge link to book: https://www.routledge.com/Culture-as-Renewable-Oil-How-Territory-Bureaucratic-Power-and-Culture/Azuaje/p/book/9781138573772