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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14 February 2020, 294 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-4375-0
File size: 2.71 MB

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Detlev Mares, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Deutschland

1. Why 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.

»It is very welcome that this field of historical studies, which has recently become increasingly important, is now being made accessible in compact form by this ›reader‹.«
Andreas Weigl, Wiener Geschichtsblätter, 2 (2020), translated from German
Book title
Concepts of Urban-Environmental History
transcript Verlag
6 SW-Abbildungen
Commodity Group
HIS000000 SOC026030 HIS054000
Release date
14 February 2020
Kulturgeschichte, Natur, Stadt
History, Environmental Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Urban Planning
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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