Thesis Title: Patriarchy and Poverty? A Transnational Analysis of the Social Implications of the Oil Industry
My research examines the impacts of the oil industry on gender relations and social structures, adopting a transnational approach focused on Algerian oil, tracing the impacts of this sector through space. The study will explore the social implications of the extraction, processing and transport of oil, extending the geographical framework of current study to consider the Algerian oil industry. The thesis will analyse the new cultural and economic constellations and linkages created by oil, exploring how these mapped on to existing structures, and how they created new spatial frameworks.