(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The "Dingpolitik" of wind energy in northern German Landscapes : an ethnographic case study

published at : Landscapes of Energies. Special Issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KRAUSS W. (1) ;
(1) Germanic Studies, University of Texas, ETATS-UNIS


Germany has assumed a leading position in the global wind energy market, with its coastal districts of North Frisia and Dithmarschen as two outstanding locations. The short but complex transition from a mainly agricultural landscape into a wind energy landscape is interpreted here following Latour’s (2005b) concept of a Dingpolitik (politics of things) and complementary assumptions suggested by the European Landscape Convention. The A. will argue that the rise of wind energy in Northern Germany is not only the result of top-down governance strategies, but of a collective effort based on the dynamics of the collective of people and things that make up these landscapes. Based on ethnographic examples, this article analyses the emergence of wind energy landscapes in Northern Germany from the first implementation of wind turbines to civic wind parks as a form of social practice


Thematical fascicle

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no 2 [pp. 1-15]

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