Shades of Green examines the impact of political, economic, religious, and scientific institutions on environmental activism around the world. Discussing issues unique to different parts of the world, Shades of Green shows that environmentalism around the globe has been strengthened, weakened, or suppressed by a variety of local, national, and international concerns, politics, and social realities.
Christof Mauch is director of the German Historical Institute. Douglas R. Weiner is professor of history at the University of Arizona, and past president of the American Society for Environmental History. Nathan Stoltzfus teaches history at Florida State University.
Chapter 1 Modernity and Its Discontents: The Origins of Post-War Environmental Protest in the United States Chapter 2 A "Democratic Movement of the People" Saves the Wutach Gorge: A Case Study in Early West German Environmental Activism, 1949-1960 Chapter 3 From "Land" to "Place": Communities and Conservation - The Magaliesberg, South Africa, and Cooper's Creek, Australia Chapter 4 Environmental Activism in the Soviet Context: A Social Analysis Chapter 5 Sprouts of Environmentalism in China? Government-Organized NGOs and Green Organizations in Disguise Chapter 6 Forest Struggles and Forest Policy: Villagers' Environmental Activism in Mexico Chapter 7 Placing Local Environmental Protest within Global Environmental Networks: Colonist Farmers and Sustainable Development in the Brazilian Amazon