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Oil, culture & economy: the reinvention of the Shetland way of life

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Claims to historically-based identities and cultures have long been prevalent in Shetland, an island group bordering the North Sea and North Atlantic approximately 300 kilometres north of Aberdeen. In the early 1970s, however, oil and gas discoveries in the North Sea made Shetland an ideal location for oil infrastructure and ultimately the site of a major oil terminal and extensive oil-support and servicing activities. The prospect of such major developments, however, stirred fears regarding ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
MLitt
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:47cc64ea-de5e-4dab-baff-28386378d93f
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ora:10366

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