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Staudenmaier, Peter 1965-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 39 publications in 5 languages and 1,337 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses  Zines 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC79.E5, 304.2094309043
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Most widely held works by Peter Staudenmaier
Between occultism and Nazism : anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era by Peter Staudenmaier( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Nazism and occultism has been an object of fascination and speculation for decades. Peter Staudenmaier's Between Occultism and Nazism provides a detailed historical examination centered on the anthroposophist movement founded by Rudolf Steiner. Its surprising findings reveal a remarkable level of Nazi support for Waldorf schools, biodynamic farming, and other anthroposophist initiatives, even as Nazi officials attempted to suppress occult tendencies. The book also includes an analysis of anthroposophist involvement in the racial policies of Fascist Italy. Based on extensive archival research, this study offers rich material on controversial questions about the nature of esoteric spirituality and alternative cultural ideals and their political resonance.--
Ecofascism : lessons from the German experience by Janet Biehl( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the introduction: "For many...people, it may come as a surprise to learn that the history of ecological politics has not always been inherently and necessarily progressive and benign. In fact, ecological ideas have a history of being distorted and placed in the service of highly regressive ends
Between occultism and fascism : anthroposophy and the politics of race and nation in Germany and Italy, 1900-1945 by Peter Staudenmaier( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Nazism and occultism has long been an object of popular speculation and scholarly controversy. This dissertation examines the interaction between occult groups and the Nazi regime as well as the Italian Fascist state, with central attention to the role of racial and ethnic theories in shaping these developments. The centerpiece of the dissertation is a case study of the anthroposophist movement founded by Rudolf Steiner, an esoteric tendency which gave rise to widely influential alternative cultural institutions including Waldorf schools, biodynamic agriculture, and holistic methods of health care and nutrition. A careful exploration of the tensions and affinities between anthroposophists and fascists reveals a complex and differentiated portrait of modern occult tendencies and their treatment by Nazi and Fascist officials. Two initial chapters analyze the emergence of anthroposophy's racial doctrines, its self-conception as an 'unpolitical' spiritual movement, and its relations with the volkisch milieu and with Lebensreform movements. Four central chapters concern the fate of anthroposophy in Nazi Germany, with a detailed reconstruction of specific anthroposophical institutions and their interactions with various Nazi agencies. Two final chapters provide a comparative portrait of the Italian anthroposophical movement during the Fascist era, with particular concentration on the role of anthroposophists in influencing and administering Fascist racial policy. Based on a wide range of archival sources, the dissertation offers an empirically founded account of the neglected history of modern occult movements while shedding new light on the operations of the Nazi and Fascist regimes. The analysis focuses on the interplay of ideology and practice, the concrete ways in which contending worldviews attempted to establish institutional footholds within the organizational disarray of the Third Reich and the Fascist state, and shows that disagreements over racial ideology were embedded in power struggles between competing factions within the Nazi hierarchy and the Fascist apparatus. It delineates the ways in which early twentieth century efforts toward spiritual renewal, holism, cultural regeneration and redemption converged with deeply regressive political realities. Engaging critically with previous accounts, the dissertation raises challenging questions about the political implications of alternative spiritual currents and counter-cultural tendencies. (Abstract)
Ecofascism revisited : lessons from the German experience by Janet Biehl( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 2003 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecofascismo : lecciones sobre la experiencia alemana by Janet Biehl( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Para muchas personas puede resultar una sorpresa saber que la historia de las políticas ecologistas no ha sido siempre inherente y necesariamente progresista. Su papel en el seno de las ideologías de corte fascista, y más concretamente en el nacionalsocialismo, es una incómoda verdad para la izquierda y el ecologismo político.A través de un exhaustivo trabajo documental, Peter Staudenmaier muestra las raíces ambientalistas y antroposóficas en que se sustentaba buena parte del movimiento nazi. Convirtieron incluso la agricultura orgánica, el vegetarianismo y el culto a la naturaleza en elementos clave, no solo de su ideología, sino también de sus políticas gubernamentales. Asimismo, la tarea propagandística de relevantes jerarcas nazis o el vínculo con la naturaleza del movimiento juvenil alemán —modelo para la organización militarista y disciplinaria hitleriana— evidencian que «lo eco» conformaba uno de sus ejes político-ideológicos más importantes.Como avisa Janet Biehl, esta asociación entre ecología y fines racistas, nacionalistas y fascistas no puede acotarse a una época oscura anterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En el ecologismo contemporáneo existen corrientes de ultraderecha, que incluso han llegado a ocupar lugares de influencia en Los Verdes alemanes. Posiciones como la de Rudolf Bahro, defensor de un «Adolf verde» o de «un poco de ecodictadura» como salida a la crisis ecológica, evidencian que, lejos de ser un residuo histórico, la irrupción política del ecofascismo es un riesgo evidente.La escisión entre la cuestión social y la cuestión ecológica —o las teorías en que el análisis anticapitalista está ausente de la crítica a la degradación ambiental— brinda un espacio político e intelectual para el ecologismo autoritario. Ese riesgo es aún mayor en la actualidad, cuando el autoritarismo se está naturalizando como solución política a todas las crisis de un mundo estructuralmente catastrófico. Tenemos la esperanza de que los temas examinados en este libro contribuyan a reforzar un modelo de política ecológica crítica y de confrontación
Between occultism and Nazism : anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era by Peter Staudenmaier( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ekofašismus : poučení z německé zkušenosti by Janet Biehl( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between occultism and Nazism : anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era by Peter Staudenmaier( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Staudenmaier's study Between Occultism and Nazism examines the controversial history of Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophist movement in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy as a case study in the political significance of esoteric and alternative spiritual groups
The economics of race hatred by Peter Staudenmaier( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Økofascisme : laerdom fra Tysklands erfaringer by Janet Biehl( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preparation for genocide : the 'Center for the Study of the Jewish Problem' in Trieste', 1942-1944 by Peter Staudenmaier( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rudolf Steiner and the Jewish question by Peter Staudenmaier( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fascist Ecology: the "Green Wing" of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents by Peter Staudenmaier( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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