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Cities, mountains and being modern in fin-de -siécle England and Germany

Title
Cities, mountains and being modern in fin-de -siécle England and Germany / Ben Anderson.
ISBN
1137539992
9781137539991
9781137540003
Published
London, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Physical Description
xi, 302 pages ; 22 cm
Summary
This book is the first transnational history of rambling and mountaineering. Focussing on the critical turn-of-the-century era, it offers new insights into alpine development, attitudes to danger, cultures of time, internationalism and domesticity in the outdoors. It charts an emerging group of mass tourist activities, and argues that these thousands of walkers and climbers can only be understood within the context of the urban cultures from which most of them came. In doing so, it offers a fresh perspective on the relationship of alpinists and countryside enthusiasts to the modern world. Instead of an escape from or rejection of modernity, it finds that upland trampers and climbers contested what it meant to be modern, used those modern identities to make political claims on rural space and rural people, and sought to define what a more modern future society should be like.
Other formats
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Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 25, 2021
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/Form
History.
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