Concepts of Urban-Environmental History

In history, cities and nature are often treated as two separate fields of research. »Concepts of Urban-Environmental History« aims to bridge this gap. The contributions to this volume survey major concepts and key issues which have shaped recent debates in the field. They address unresolved questions and future challenges. As a handbook, the collection offers a comprehensive overview for researchers and students, both from a historical and an interdisciplinary background.

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2020-02-14, 294 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4375-6

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1. What did You chose this topic?

Urban-environmental history has taken shape as a substantial area of research in recent years, but so far, a survey of relevant concepts has been missing. The volume aims to close this gap.

2. What new perspectives does your book offer?

For the first time, the book draws together some of the most pertinent concepts in urban-environmental history, thus allowing readers to compare existing approaches and develop ideas for the further exploration of this field of research.

3. What makes your topic relevant for current research debates?

Both in politics and science, questions of social and ecological sustainability, environmental change and the quality of urban life have become important issues. Taking stock of the conceptual state of art in urban-environmental history, the book broadens the perspective on the most pressing concerns of current urban societies.

4. Choose one person you would like to discuss your book with!

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi (India), the world's fastest growing metropolis.

5. Your book summary in one sentence:

The first comprehensive overview of recent approaches to the study of urban-environmental history.

Book title
Concepts of Urban-Environmental History
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
294
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 6 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4375-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1555
BIC-Code
HBT JFSG HBTB
BISAC-Code
HIS000000 SOC026030 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
NHT JBSD NHTB
Release date
2020-02-14
Edition
1
Topics
Kulturgeschichte, Natur, Stadt
Readership
History, Environmental Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Urban Planning
Keywords/Tags
Urban History, Environmental History, Urban Development, Materiality, Urban-Environmental History, Nature, City, Cultural History, Urban Studies, History of the 20th Century, History

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