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The Culture of German Environmentalism: Anxieties, Visions, Realities

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Volume 5

Culture & Society in Germany

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The Culture of German Environmentalism

Anxieties, Visions, Realities

Edited by Axel Goodbody

240 pages, 8 tables, 3 figures, bibliography, index

ISBN  978-1-57181-797-6 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (December 2002)

ISBN  978-1-57181-670-2 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (February 2004)

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Though much has been written about the Green Party in Germany, less is known about the changes in individuals' attitudes towards the environment that led to the rise of environmental movement, or of its cultural roots. This volume draws attention to the breadth of environmentalism in contemporary Germany and its significance for German political culture by focusing on the treatment of "green" issues in literature, the media and film, against the background of Green politics and the environmental movement. The volume includes an interview with Carl Amery, the Bavarian Green and science fiction writer, a short text by him and an account of his activities as writer and campaigner.

Axel Goodbody studied French and German at Trinity College Dublin and lived in Germany for many years, teaching and studying at the University of Kiel. He is Reader in German Studies at the University of Bath.

Subject: Environmental Studies General Cultural Studies
Area: Germany


Chapter 1. The Greens and the Ecological Movement in the Federal Republic of Germany 1978-1999
J. Hoffmann

Chapter 2. Parties and Interest Groups as Initiators of environmental Consciousness
A. Baukloh and J. Roose

Chapter 3. A green Future: a Future for the Greens
A. Blühdorn

Chapter 4. "Zivilisationskritik" in German History and its Links with Contemporary Environmental Concern
T. Rohkrämer

Chapter 5. Eco-journalism between Alarmism and Conformism
J. Krönig
Chapter 6. Green Programs: Environmental Issues in Non-fiction and Fiction Programs on German Television
D. Rosenstein

Chapter 7. The Literature of Environmental Commitment: Scope and Perspectives
A. Goodbody

Chapter 8. Lianas across the Jungle
Carl Amery,

Chapter 9. Commentary and Analysis of Amery's Text
A. Goodbody

Chapter 10. Environmentalism and its Cultural Transformation in the GDR
J. Hope

Chapter 11. The Environment and Critiques of Modern Culture in German Film
R. Palfreyman,

Chapter 12. Children's Literature as a Medium of Environmental Education
D. Lindenpütz

Notes on Contributors

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