Though much has been written about the Green Party in Germany, less is kwn about the changes in individuals' attitudes towards the environment that led to the rise of the environmental movement, or of its cultural roots. This volume draws attention to the breadth of environmentalism in contemporary Germany and its significance for German political culture by focusing on the treatment of Green issues in literature, the media and film, against the background of Green politics and the environmental movement. Traditional German tions of cultural uniformity and social conformism continue to inform policy makers and public opinion, since reunification, social and cultural diversity have begun to gain ground. Culture and Society in Germany addresses the new link between culture and society in Germany, and its new complexity. Each volume focuses on a German-language writer and also on the relevant social context. It rmally includes a short work, an interview with the writer, a critical study of their work, a social science-based analysis of the milieu to which they belong, as well as a select bibliography. The series is edited by Eva Kolinsky (Professor of Modern German Studies, Keele University) and David Horrocks (Lecturer in German, Keele University)
Axel Goodbody studied French and German at Trinity College, Dublin, and lived in Germany for many years, teaching and studying at the University of Kiel. He is Reader in German Studies at the University of Bath.