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Author Moranda, Scott.

Title People's own landscape : nature, tourism, and dictatorship in East Germany / Scott Moranda.

Imprint Ann Arbor [Michigan] : The University of Michigan Press, [2014]
Publication Info. ©2014

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Description 1 online resource
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Series Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Conquering the Countryside : Athletic Tourism in the Early GDR -- Chapter 2. Rejuvenating Socialist Workers : Conservation and Landscape Care in the 1950s -- Chapter 3. Making Rough Nature More Comfortable : Camping in East Germany -- Chapter 4. A New Environmental Law : Landscape Care, Global Ecology, and Domestic Social Policy -- Chapter 5. Real Existing Socialism : Nature, Social Inequalities, and Environmental Consciousness -- Chapter 6. The Limits of Growth and the New Environmentalism.
Summary East Germany's Socialist Unity Party aimed to placate a public well aware of the higher standards of living enjoyed elsewhere by encouraging them to participate in outdoor activities and take vacations in the countryside. Scott Moranda considers East Germany's rural landscapes from the perspective of both technical experts (landscape architects, biologists, and physicians) who hoped to dictate how vacationers interacted with nature, and the vacationers themselves, whose outdoor experience shaped their understanding of environmental change. As authorities eliminated traditional tourist and nature conservation organizations, dissident conservationists demanded better protection of natural spaces. At the same time, many East Germans shared their government's expectations for economic development that had real consequences for the land. By the 1980s, environmentalists saw themselves as outsiders struggling against the state and a public that had embraced mainstream ideas about limitless economic growth and material pleasures. - See more at: -- Publisher's website.
Language English.
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Subject Tourism -- Germany (East) -- History.
Landscapes -- Germany (East) -- History.
Land use -- Germany (East) -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Germany (East) -- History.
Ecology -- Germany (East) -- History.
Political culture -- Germany (East) -- History.
Dictatorship -- Social aspects -- Germany (East) -- History.
Germany (East) -- Social conditions.
Germany (East) -- Environmental conditions.
Germany (East) -- Politics and government.
TRAVEL -- Europe -- General.
TRAVEL -- General.
Land use.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Germany (East)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Moranda, Scott. People's Own Landscape. University of Michigan Press 2014 9780472119134
ISBN 1306463572 (electronic bk.)
9781306463577 (electronic bk.)
9780472029723 (electronic bk.)
047202972X (electronic bk.)
9780472119134 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0472119133 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.4573218