Chairmen of APOC.

Title

Chairmen of APOC.

Description

A quick look at the people in key positions of oil companies in the Middle East from the late 1800s to the early 1970s results in the same image across the board: white, middle-aged, Anglo-Saxon. While the initiatives of many of these oil companies operating in the Middle East was to train the ‘locals’ to eventually take over mid-level and upper-level positions, the realities were far from it. The reality was a class and ethnic segregated environment in which the ‘westerners’, the ‘centers’, live in a more lofty life, looking over the ‘locals’ have lunch in the backyard.

Creator

Bamberg, James H. The History of the British Petroleum Company: The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928-
1952. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994., pp. 14-15.

Source

Bamberg, James H. The History of the British Petroleum Company: The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928-
1952. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994., pp. 14-15.

Date

1927-1941

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Citation

Bamberg, James H. The History of the British Petroleum Company: The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928- 1952. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994., pp. 14-15., “Chairmen of APOC.,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed December 6, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/1019.

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