93. Minisymposium / 12th Rachel Carson Center Lecture, 21.3.2019


The Greening of Cold War Germany

Presentation:
Timothy Scott Brown
Professor of History, Northeastern University
Senior Fellow, Institute for European Studies, UC Berkeley
Fellow, Rachel Carson Center, Spring 2019

Moderation:
Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr.phil. Verena Winiwarter
Centre for Environmental History, Institute of Social Ecology,  BOKU

Situating the development of environmental politics in East and West Germany as part of a transnational and global movement, Brown traces a sea-change in the nature of leftist politics in the 1970s and 1980s. In this moment of transition, older notions of revolution rooted in Marxist internationalism gave way to a new holistic vision of humankind’s relationship to nature. Linking the emergence of Green politics to the participatory-democracy impulses of 1968, the study charts how 1968’s anti-authoritarianism merged with anti-hierarchical impulses from second-wave feminism, holistic New Age spirituality, and influences from systems trends in fields like ecology, biology, and physics.

Place / Ort: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien | Standort Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Wien
Time / Zeit: Thursday, 21 March 2019, 18:15 - 20:00 Uhr

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