How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens (Paperback)Hillary Angelo (author)
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 9 x 6 mm
"Written with verve and meticulous attention to historical detail, How Green Became Good illuminates the hows and whys of the contemporary phenomenon of 'urbanized nature.' Angelo convincingly moves from micro-level investigations of moral judgments and responses surrounding pet rabbits to macro-level examinations of top-down globalized urban greening projects. A tour de force, this book will prompt a rethinking of the green-as-good reflex." -- Robin Wagner-Pacifici, The New School for Social Research
"How Green Became Good takes the conventional western urban imagination out of Chicago's Loop and past Los Angeles's Sixty-Mile-Circle to the expanse of the Ruhr and rewrites urban theory from there. This brilliant book on more than a century of "urbanized nature" in Germany's former industrial heartland will forever change our views of the industrial city as preceding the green city. If you are looking for a concept of the urban beyond the Zwischenstadt, you will find it in Angelo's magisterial contribution." -- Roger Keil, York University
"How Green Became Good is an exceptionally robust work of historical sociology, shown by the fact that Angelo not only provides the reader with the historical specifics of each greening project analyzed in the book, but also uses those details to skillfully build a general theoretical explanation for how urban greening works as a social process. . . . Angelo's work serves as a model for other scholars inclined to take a historical approach to answering question sin urban sociology and urban studies." * Urban Studies *
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