Anderson, B ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8294-0220 (2020) Cities, Mountains and Being Modern in fin-de-siècle England and Germany. Palgrave Macmillan UK, ? - ? (302).

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: The final version of this book and all relevant information related to it can be found online via; https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-137-54000-3
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > England—Local history and description—Counties, regions, etc., A-Z—Staffordshire
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 08:50
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 08:50
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9443

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