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Look Inside History of the Australian Environment Movement

History of the Australian Environment Movement

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  • Date Published: April 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521450768

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  • This book traces the environment movement in Australia from the first visionaries who pressed for preservation of native fauna and for sanitation in cities to a mass social movement that challenges the most powerful interests in society. It covers the major environmental issues that have been at the forefront of Australian politics since the 1960s.

    • First and only history of the Australian environment movement
    • Uses social movement theory to analyse the green movement's history
    • Takes the history up to the present, analysing the current difficulties and forecasting bitter struggles in the future
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    "...anyone interested in comparative history of the British Empire, the neo-Europes, or social movements in industrial societies can read this book with profit. This is the first full-scale environmental history of authors - activists as well as academics - have managed to combine a serious historical study with a sympathetic inside view. This is not, fully, the kind of specialized scholarhip characteristic of American academic writing. It is directed to an educated but general audience by scholars with loyalities to the cause they analyze." American Historical Review

    "...a comprehensive study, which opens new perspectives on how far pressures andinitiatives in a divided society can generate change or conflict." John Gullick, Times Literary Supplement

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    • Date Published: April 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521450768
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 239 x 162 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The First Wave:
    1860s to World War II:
    1. The professional base
    2. Sane citizens and sanatarians
    Part II. The Second Wave Builds: World War II to 1972:
    3. Old meets new
    Part III. The Campaigning Movement:
    1973–83:
    4. Taking to the streets
    5. Taking to the bush
    Part IV. The Professional Movement:
    1983–90:
    6. Fighting for wilderness
    7. Urban issues and pollution
    8. Green politics
    Part V. The Green Momentum Falters:
    1990–8:
    9. Neo-liberalism and the green agenda
    Epilogue.

  • Authors

    Drew Hutton, Queensland University of Technology

    Libby Connors, University of Southern Queensland

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