Author: andrew

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Wrocław reopens

It has been an unusual year to do research abroad, as I have spent most of my time in Poland inside my own apartment, “Zoomed out” in front of a computer screen. Travel long remained restricted, restaurants and bars were closed, and public spaces felt risky due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spring 2021 felt like…
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Better Active than Radioactive! Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Published with Oxford University Press. During the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of people across Western Europe protested against civil nuclear energy. Nowhere were they more visible than in France and Germany-two countries where environmentalism seems to have diverged greatly since. This volume recovers the shared, transnational history of the early anti-nuclear movement, showing how low-level…
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Generating Post-Modernity: Nuclear Energy Opponents and the Future in the 1970s

Forthcoming in European Review of History / Revue européenne d’histoire 28 (4), 2021. Abstract: During the 1970s, industrialised society seemed to be on the cusp of sweeping change, moving away from the Fordist ‘modern’ era and into an undefined ‘post-modern’ future. To contemporaries in France and West Germany, arguably nothing symbolized this uncertainty more clearly…
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Towards a ‘Europe of Struggles’? Three Visions of Europe in the Early Anti-Nuclear Energy Movement, 1975–79

in Christian Wenkel, Eric Bussière, Anahita Grisoni and Hélène Miard-Delacroix, eds., The Environment and the European Public Sphere: Perceptions, Actors, Policies (Cambridge: White Horse Press, 2020), 124–146. See a review of this book here. Abstract: During the 1970s, opposition to nuclear energy was structured primarily by local siting decisions related to national nuclear policies. However,…
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Alle Wege führen nach Gorleben

“Alle Wege führen nach Gorleben: Transnationale Netzwerke der Anti-AKW-Bewegung der 1970er Jahre” in: Detlef Schmiechen-Ackermann u.a. (Hg.), Der Gorleben-Treck 1979. Anti-Atom-Protest als soziale Bewegung und demokratischer Lernprozess (= Schriften zur Didaktik der Demokratie, Bd. 5), Göttingen 2020, S. 150–172. Fazit: Für eine dezentrale, lokal verankerte Bewegung wie die Anti-Atomkraft-Bewegung der 1970er Jahre waren transnationale Netzwerke…
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Viral graffiti

Es ist schon ein ganzes Jahr her, seitdem ich eine Fotoserie zu öffentlichen Plätzen in Berlin zu Zeiten des Coronavirus gemacht habe. Damals habe ich einen Monat lang regelmäßig Fotos beim Mittagsspaziergang gemacht, um den Alltag in einer ungewöhnlichen Zeit zu dokumentieren. “Ungewöhnlich” ging aber immer wieder in Verlängerung, inzwischen gehören Abstand, Kontaktreduzierung und Reisebeschränkungen…
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