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Shades of Green: Environment Activism Around the Globe / Edition 1

Shades of Green: Environment Activism Around the Globe / Edition 1


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Shades of Green examines the impact of political, economic, religious, and scientific institutions on environmental activism around the world. The book highlights the diversity of national, regional and international environmental activism, showing that the term 'environmentalism' covers an entire range of perceptions, values and interests. It demonstrates that each instance of environmental activism is shaped by historically unique circumstances, highlighting within each chapter the ideological, social, and political origins of efforts to protect the environment. Discussing issues unique to different parts of the world, Shades of Green shows that environmentalism around the globe has been strengthened, weakened, or suppressed by a variety of local, national, and international concerns, politics, and social realities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742546486
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/24/2006
Series: International Environmental History Series
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Christof Mauch is director of the German Historical Institute. Douglas R. Weiner is professor of history at the University of Arizona, and past president of the American Society for Environmental History. Nathan Stoltzfus teaches history at Florida State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Modernity and Its Discontents: The Origins of Post-War Environmental Protest in the United States Chapter 2 A "Democratic Movement of the People" Saves the Wutach Gorge: A Case Study in Early West German Environmental Activism, 1949-1960 Chapter 3 From "Land" to "Place": Communities and Conservation - The Magaliesberg, South Africa, and Cooper's Creek, Australia Chapter 4 Environmental Activism in the Soviet Context: A Social Analysis Chapter 5 Sprouts of Environmentalism in China? Government-Organized NG's and Green Organizations in Disguise Chapter 6 Forest Struggles and Forest Policy: Villagers' Environmental Activism in Mexico Chapter 7 Placing Local Environmental Protest within Global Environmental Networks: Colonist Farmers and Sustainable Development in the Brazilian Amazon

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