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The Resource Make it a green peace! : the rise of countercultural environmentalism, Frank Zelko

Make it a green peace! : the rise of countercultural environmentalism, Frank Zelko

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Make it a green peace! : the rise of countercultural environmentalism
Title
Make it a green peace!
Title remainder
the rise of countercultural environmentalism
Statement of responsibility
Frank Zelko
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The emergence of Greenpeace in the late 1960s from a loose-knit group of anti-nuclear and anti-whaling activists fundamentally changed the nature of environmentalism--its purpose, philosophy, and tactics--around the world. And yet there has been no comprehensive objective history of Greenpeace's origins-until now. Make It a Green Peace! draws upon meeting minutes, internal correspondence, manifestos, philosophical writings, and interviews with former members to offer the first full account of the origins of what has become the most recognizable environmental non-governmental organization in the world. Situating Greenpeace within the peace movement and counterculture of the 1960s, Frank Zelko provides a much deeper treatment of the group's groundbreaking brand of radical, media-savvy, direct-action environmentalism than has been previously attempted. Zelko traces the complex intellectual and cultural roots of Greenpeace to the various protest movements of the 1950s and 1960s, highlighting the influence of Quakerism--with its practice of bearing witness--Native American spirituality, and the non-violent resistance of Gandhi. Unlike the more strait-laced, less confrontational Sierra Club and Audubon Society, early Greenpeacers smoked dope, dropped acid, wore their hair long, and put their bodies on the line--interposing themselves between the harpoons of whalers and the clubs of seal-hunters--to save the animals and achieve what they hoped would be a lasting transformation in the way humans regarded the natural world. And while it may not have achieved its most revolutionary goals, Greenpeace inarguably created a heightened awareness of environmental issues that endures to this day."--Book jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zelko, Frank S
Dewey number
333.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD169
LC item number
.Z45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greenpeace International
  • Greenpeace International
  • Greenpeace International
  • Greenpeace International
  • Environmental protection
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Environmentalism
  • Counterculture
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Counterculture
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmentalism
  • Protestbewegung
  • Umweltschutz
  • Miljöskydd
  • Kärnkraftsmotstånd
  • Miljörörelser
  • Undergroundkultur
Label
Make it a green peace! : the rise of countercultural environmentalism, Frank Zelko
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speak truth to power -- The enemies of anarchy -- The Canadian crucible -- Don't make a wave -- Not a protestor in the usual sense -- Mururoa, mon amour -- Armless Buddhas vs. carnivorous Nazis -- The reenchanted whale -- Stop Ahab -- On thin ice -- Blood and death and sex -- The paradox of power: the birth of Greenpeace International -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn811599693
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199947089
Lccn
2012042260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199947089
  • (OCoLC)811599693
Label
Make it a green peace! : the rise of countercultural environmentalism, Frank Zelko
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speak truth to power -- The enemies of anarchy -- The Canadian crucible -- Don't make a wave -- Not a protestor in the usual sense -- Mururoa, mon amour -- Armless Buddhas vs. carnivorous Nazis -- The reenchanted whale -- Stop Ahab -- On thin ice -- Blood and death and sex -- The paradox of power: the birth of Greenpeace International -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn811599693
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199947089
Lccn
2012042260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199947089
  • (OCoLC)811599693

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