Environmentalism A Global History

ISBN-10: 0321011694
ISBN-13: 9780321011695
Edition: 2000
Authors: Ramachandra Guha
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Description: A new entry in the Longman World History Series, Environmentalism: A Global History is perfect for professors who want to assign short topical paperbacks which explore global issues and movements in their world history classes. This volume will fit  More...

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List price: $49.20
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

A new entry in the Longman World History Series, Environmentalism: A Global History is perfect for professors who want to assign short topical paperbacks which explore global issues and movements in their world history classes. This volume will fit into the second half of World History courses which typically cover the period from 1500 to the present century. Environmentalism: A Global History is the first genuinely global history of environmentalism. Written by one of the foremost thinkers on ecological issues relating to South Africa, Guha has become one of the more provocative and perceptive commentators on environmentalism in its cross-cultural and global dimensions. Students will find this new text to be a lively and engaging study of ideas and debates that are central to our lives in the twentieth-first century.

Environmentalism's First Wave
Going Green
The movement's two waves
Environmentalism and industrialization
The varieties of environmentalism
Back to the Land!
The English Love of the Country--Wordsworth, Ruskin and company
Were the Nazis Green?--environmentalism and nationalism in Germany
The Gandhian View of the Simple Life--early environmentalists in India
The Ideology of Scientific Conservation
Conservation Internationalism--The wider significance of George Perkins Marsh
The Global Reach of Scientific Forestry--German science in Asia and America
The Balance Sheet of Scientific Forestry--the social and ecological costs of state forest management
The Growth of the Wilderness Idea
Conservation in the Colonies--the crisis of African wildlife
Wilderness Thinking in America--the work of John Muir and Aldo Leopold
Afterword: Some Who Don't Fit
'Trans-disciplinary' environmentalists--Patrick Geddes, Lewis Mumford, and Radhakamal Mukerjee
Environmentalism's Second Wave
Prologue: the Age of Ecological Innocence
The decades of development and the making of the 'affluent' society
Some dissenters--Carl Sauer, E. F. Schumacher, Lewis Mumford, and Mira Behn
The Ecology of Affluence
The Significance of Silent Spring--how a book by a woman scientist changed the world
The Environmental Debate--science and the discourse of ecological crisis
The Environmental Movement--environmental action in Europe and the United States
Radical American Environmentalism--the competing claims of Deep Ecology and environmental justice
The German Greens--how a protest movement became a political party
The Southern Challenge
The postmaterialist hypothesis challenged
The Environmentalism of the Poor--social action among the desperately disadvantaged in the Third World
An India/Brazil Comparison--ecological degradation and environmental protest in two large and important countries
A Chipko/Chico Comparison--the parallels between two famous forest movements
Redefining Development--bringing back nature and the people
Socialism and Environmentalism
Early Soviet Environmentalism--the life and death of a dissident tradition
The Three Gorges Project--destructive development in China
Democracy and Environmentalism--how the political system facilitates or suppresses environmental action
One World or Two?
The Earth Summit and North-South conflicts
Unity and division among the environmental movement
Bibliographic Essay
Index

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