Green Thought in German Culture

Edited by Colin Riordan

Green Thought in German Culture

Edited by Colin Riordan

Distributed for University of Wales Press

312 pages | 8 2/5 x 5 3/10
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780708314210 Published November 1997 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Colin Riordan, Green Ideas in Germany: A Historical Survey;

Matthew Jefferies, Heimatschutz: Environmental Activism in Wilhelmine Germany;

Rhys W. Williams, ’Community Plants the Forests of Justice’: Gustav Landauer, Ecosocialism and German Expressionism;

Brian Keith-Smith, The Cultural Impact of Green Thought under National Socialism: The Case of Lothar Schreyer;

Ingolfur Blüdorn, Ecological Thought and Critical Theory;

Peter Thompson, New Age Mysticism, Postmodernism and Human Liberation;

Alison Statham, Ecology and the German Right;

Antje Ricken, Ecofeminism in a Divided Germany: Irmtraud Morgner’s Amanda;

Axel Goodbody, Catastrophism in Post-war German Literature;

Johann Siemon, Ecological Disaster as a Narrative Precept in Günter Grass’s The Rat;

Bill Niven, The Green Bildungsroman;

Martin Kane, Literature and the Environment in the GDR: Some Implications of Post-1989 Disclosures; Jürgen Barkhoff, Green Thought in Modern Swiss Literature;

Frank Finlay, Joseph Beuys’s Eco-aesthetics; Alison Phipps, Eco-drama in the Naturtheater: The work of Martin Schleker;

Birgitta Schüller, Tatort Umwelt: Crime Fiction as Ecological Agitprop;

Tom Cheesman, Apocalypse Nein Danke: The Fall of Werner Herzog.

Review Quotes
The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies

“. . . an engaging eclectic introduction to the intersection of Green ideas and culture . . . The necessarily brief scope of this review cannot do justice to this fine volume, which is certain to form the cornerstone for any new exploration in this field.” –The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies

Journal of Area Studies

“. . . one will find the phenomenon of German green consciousness and debate increasingly, if not comprehensively, contextualised and engaged with here . . . it shows academics in the humanities doing what they should do best - contributing productively to cultural debate and raising consciousness of vital issues.” –Journal of Area Studies

Environmental Politics

“The book should be valued as a stimulating reference book for humanistic approaches to environmental studies.” –Environmental Politics

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