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Title A history of environmentalism : local struggles, global histories / edited by Marco Armiero and Lise Sedrez
Published London : Bloomsbury, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 221 pages)
Contents Preservation, parks and place : rethinking America's 'best idea' / Jerry J. Frank -- Biological diversity as a political force in Australia / Libby Robin -- Oil, ethnic minority groups and environmental struggles against multinational oil companies and the federal government in Nigerian Niger Delta since the 1990s / Phia Steyn -- Protecting the Tibetan antelope : a historical narrative and missing stories / Mao Da and Mei Xueqin -- Blood on the ice : the Greenpeace campaign against the harp seal slaughter / Frank Zelko -- The struggle for justice in Bhopal : a new/old breed of transnational social movement / Stephen Zavestoski -- Rubber, trees and communities : rubber tapers in the Brazilian Amazon in the twentieth century / Lise Fernanda Sedrez -- Garbage under the volcano : the waste crisis in Campania and the struggles for environmental justice / Marco Armiero -- The great fear : European environmentalism in the atomic age / Hein-Anton van der Heijden
Summary "This book brings together a collection of highly-respected contributors to provide a global history of environmentalism. It makes the basic assumption that we can better understand the relationship that exists between man and nature through the close observation of conflicts that have taken place between the two. Using a range of case studies, A History of Environmentalism: Local Struggles, Global Histories weaves together an intricate fabric of environmental struggles throughout history that tells us much about transformations of cultural perceptions and ways of production and consuming, as well as ecological and social changes. Although the narratives included in the book are strongly rooted in specific places, including Brazil, Italy, the USA and Australia, they suggest and reveal things about environmental issues in history on a world scale. This book will enable students to understand the history of environmentalism from a global and local perspective simultaneously"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Environmentalism -- History -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Armiero, Marco, 1966- writer of introduction, editor, author
Sedrez, Lise, writer of introduction, editor, author
ISBN 1441155511 (ePDF)
1441170510 (ePub)
9781441155511 (ePDF)
9781441170514 (ePub)