Shades of Green

Shades of Green
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Environment Activism Around the Globe
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Artikel-Nr:
9781461643340
Veröffentl:
2006
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Christof Mauch
Serie:
International Environmental History
eBook Typ:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Shades of Green examines the impact of political, economic, religious, and scientific institutions on environmental activism around the world. 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.
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.
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 NGOs 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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