Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement / Edition 2

Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement / Edition 2

by Robert Gottlieb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559638052

ISBN-13: 9781559638050

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Forcing the Spring challenges standard histories of the environmental movement by offering a broad and inclusive interpretation of past environmentalist thought and a sweeping redefinition of the nature of the contemporary environmental movement. Robert Gottlieb demonstrates the centrality of environmental concerns to a wide range of social movements of the past…  See more details below

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<p>Forcing the Spring challenges standard histories of the environmental movement by offering a broad and inclusive interpretation of past environmentalist thought and a sweeping redefinition of the nature of the contemporary environmental movement. Robert Gottlieb demonstrates the centrality of environmental concerns to a wide range of social movements of the past century as he explores the connections between pressures on human and natural environments and the role of these pressures in shaping society. His analysis provides fundamental new insights into the past and future of the American environmental movement by placing it within the larger context of American social history.<p>After considering the historical roots of environmentalism from the 1890s through the 1960s, Gottlieb discusses the rise and consolidation of environmental groups in the years between Earth Day 1970 and Earth Day 1990. He examines the increasing professionalization of the major environmental organizations and the parallel rise of community-based groups over the past decade, and ends with an in-depth consideration of the role of ethnicity, gender, and class in the formation and definition of movements.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559638050
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction to the Revised Edition: The Next Environmentalism
Introduction: Where We Live, Work, and Play
 
PART I. Complex Movements, Diverse Roots: Revisionist Histories, Revised Edition
Chapter 1. Resources and Recreation: The Limits of the Traditional Debate
Chapter 2. Urban and Industrial Roots: Seeking to Reform the System
Chapter 3. The Sixties Rebellion:" The Search for a New Politics 121
 
PART II. The Contemporary Movements: Have the Movements Changed? Revised Edition
Chapter 4. Professionalization and Institutionalization: The Mainstream Groups
Chapter 5. Grassroots and Direct Action: Alternative Movements
 
PART III. Issues of Gender, Ethnicity, and Class: A White Male Upper-Class Movement? Revised Edition
Chapter 6. Gender and Place: Women and Environmentalism
Chapter 7. Ethnicity as a Factor: The Quest for Environmental Justice
Chapter 8. A Question of Class: The Workplace Experience
 
Conclusion: Environmentalism Redefined
Epilogue: From the Ground Up: Environmentalism in the George W. Bush Era—A Postscript
Afterword: A Note on Method
Notes
About the Author
Index

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