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The People's Own Landscape: Nature, Tourism, and Dictatorship in East Germany (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany)

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East Germanys Socialist Unity Party aimed to placate a public well aware of the higher standards of living enjoyed elsewhere by encouraging them to participate in outdoor activities and take vacations in the countryside. Scott Moranda considers East Germanys rural landscapes from the perspective of both technical experts (landscape architects, biologists, and physicians) who hoped to dictate how vacationers interacted with nature, and the vacationers themselves, whose outdoor experience shaped their understanding of environmental change. As authorities eliminated traditional tourist and nature conservation organizations, dissident conservationists demanded better protection of natural spaces. At the same time, many East Germans shared their governments expectations for economic development that had real consequences for the land. By the 1980s, environmentalists saw themselves as outsiders struggling against the state and a public that had embraced mainstream ideas about limitless economic growth and material pleasures.

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An exploration of East German tourist practices of the 1970s and 1980s provides new insight into the countrys environmental politics

About the Author

Scott Moranda is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Cortland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472119134
Author:
Moranda, Scott
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World History-Germany
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Travel » Europe » Germany
Travel » General

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