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A Greener Vision of Home: Cultural Politics and Environmental Reform in the German Heimatschutz Movement, 1904-1918 (Social History, Popular Culture, & Politics in Germany)

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Suburban sprawl, advertising clutter, vast industrial plantations of spindly pines punctuated by stone-lined gutters in place of streams--this was the thoroughly modern landscape of Germany by the turn of the century. Most people ignored the devastating changes in their environment, or quickly rationalized them away as the price that had to be paid for "progress." But in 1904, three-quarters of a century before Greenpeace, one group arose that did not compromise on conservation: the movement for "homeland-protection," or Heimatschutz.

Aesthetic or "romantic" ideas about the environment have often expressed valuable critiques of our all-too-utilitarian modern lifestyle. In the English-speaking world

John Ruskin and William Morris are well known for this kind of ecological antimodernism; a very similar aesthetic concern for landscape energized the Heimatschutz movement. Drawing on a wide range of archival and printed sources, many made accessible here for the first time, William H. Rollins shows that this was a broad-based middle-class reform movement that combined social egalitarianism with protection for the entire working landscape.

A Greener Vision of Home will appeal to readers in German studies and cultural studies and others interested in some of the roots and major strategies of today's highly visible environmental movement.

William H. Rollins is Lecturer in the Department of German, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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The story of a successful citizens' movement to protect the land and encourage a culture of environmental respect in pre-World War I Germany

Table of Contents

Aesthetic perception and environmental reform in modern Europe — The Heimatschutz in Wilhelmine society — Envisioning the Heimat landscape — Toward an environmentalist culture of home.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472108091
Author:
Rollins, William H.
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Location:
Ann Arbor :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Green movement
Subject:
Environmental protection -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Green movement -- Germany.
Subject:
Germany Environmental conditions History.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Series Volume:
8001
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 photographs, 7 tables
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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