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Lifton, Robert Jay 1926-

Overview
Works: 276 works in 1,011 publications in 3 languages and 40,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biographies  Autobiographies  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Translator, Commentator, Interviewer, Performer
Classifications: D767.25.H6, 940.5405
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Death in life : survivors of Hiroshima by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

66 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 3,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion"--Specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, Robert Jay Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. Lifton sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand -- and be motivated to avoid -- nuclear war. This compassionate treatment is a significant contribution to the atomic age." -- Publisher's description
The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

60 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 2,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the psychological forces behind the transformation of Nazi doctors into mass murderers in Auschwitz and other "death camps."
Thought reform and the psychology of totalism; a study of "brainwashing" in China by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informed by Erik Erikson's concept of the formation of ego identity, this book, which first appreared in 1961, is an analysis of the experiences of fifteen Chinese citizens and twenty-five Westerners who underwent "brainwashing" by the Communist Chinese government. Robert Lifton constructs these case histories through personal interviews and outlines a thematic pattern of death and rebirth, accompanied by feelings of guilt, that characterizes the process of "thought reform." In a new preface, Lifton addresses the implications of his model for the study of American religious
Home from the war : Vietnam veterans: neither victims nor executioners by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie baseret på samtaler med hjemvendte Vietnam-soldater her iblandt deltagere i massakrer "forøvet i demokratiets navn"
Who owns death? : capital punishment, the American conscience, and the end of executions by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a decade of dormancy, the capital punishment debate has asserted itself as a major political and social issue, and support for the death penalty, while still high, has dropped to its lowest level in nineteen years. America is clearly ready to ask the question "Who owns death?"" "In this book, Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell, take an unusual approach to the issue. By exploring the mind-sets of those directly involved in the death penalty, including prison wardens, prosecutors, jurors, religious figures, govenors, judges, and relatives of murder victims, they offer a textured look at a system that perpetuates the long-standing American habit of violence."--Jacket
Hiroshima in America : fifty years of denial by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of nuclear weapons on civilian populations has weighed heavily on our national conscience - with profound effects, argue Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they have written the first book that assesses the political, ethical, and psychological impact of Hiroshima on our nation. The book opens on August 6, 1945, the day of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the official statement by President Harry S. Truman, which began our government's extensive distortion of information and management of the news media. The story comes to a climax nearly fifty years later, with an inside view of the recent debacle at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., when a wave of opposition forced the museum to cancel a full exhibit about the atomic bombing and its human effects. Throughout Hiroshima in America, the authors offer a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of what we have lost by our unwillingness to face the truth about Hiroshima. They also present a landmark portrait of Harry Truman and an exploration of the factors that led him to authorize using the bomb, and defend that act for the rest of his life
Revolutionary immortality : Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese cultural revolution by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indefensible weapons : the political and psychological case against nuclearism by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimes of war; a legal, political-documentary, and psychological inquiry into the responsibility of leaders, citizens, and soldiers for criminal acts in wars by Richard A Falk( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The broken connection : on death and the continuity of life by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unique human awareness of our own mortality enables us to ensure our perpetuation beyond death through our impact on others. This continuity of life has been profoundly shaken by the advent of wars of mass destruction, genocide, and the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation. In The Broken Connection, Robert Jay Lifton, one of America's foremost thinkers and preeminent psychiatrists, explores the inescapable connections between death and life, the psychiatric disorders that arise from these connections, and the advent of the nuclear age which has jeopardized any attempts to ensure the perpetuation of the self beyond death
The climate swerve : reflections on mind, hope, and survival by Robert Jay Lifton( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity
The woman in America by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of these essays first appeared in the Spring 1964 issue of Daedalus and are the result of the Daedalus conference on women held at the House of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston
Cults in our midst by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country's leading authority on cults, Margaret Thaler Singer, calls on her nearly fifty years of expertise to write the definitive book on cults. Written with author and former cult member Janja Lalich, Singer's first book is a shocking exposé that reveals what cults are and how they work. Cults in our midst offers vital information on how to help people escape cult entrapments and recover from the experience. This compelling book debunks commonly held myths and answers perplexing questions about cults. Cults in our midst is filled with practical strategies and suggestions for understanding the cult phenomenon and helping the cult members break free
History and human survival : essays on the young and old, survivors and the dead, peace and war, and on contemporary psychohistory by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and Japanese and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every American decade seems to discover a new mirror image of itself and to invent its own special psychological experience. In the 1950's we saw ourselves as David Riesman's "other‐directed" man and William H. Whyte's "organization man." In the 1960's, our elder sons and daughters saw themselves—mediated through the vision of Erik Erikson—as having an "identity crisis." Now, in the 1970's, it seems that our younger children are in uneasy pursuit of themselves as "protean man," and is to the searching essays of Robert J. Lifton we must turn for current instruction as to what it all means. These essays, written over the past 10 years, are now published under the title, "History and Human Survival." Their diversity is indicated by the long subtitle Mr. Lifton has scrupulously provided: "Essays on the Young and Old, Survivors and the Dead, Peace and War, and on Contemporary Psychohistory." The actual topics behind this general statement include inquiries into the psychology of Japanese youth, the state of mind of the survivors of Hiroshima, the relation of psychoanalysis to history, the feminine psyche today, the spiritual origins of the generation gap, and so on. But there is nevertheless an authentic unity to the collection"--New York Times, 2 August 1970
Living and dying by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the psychological and cultural significance of death
Losing reality : on cults, cultism, and the mindset of political and religious zealotry by Robert Jay Lifton( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A definitive account of the psychology of zealotry, from a National Book Award winner and a leading authority on the nature of cults, political absolutism, and mind control"--
Destroying the world to save it : Aum Shinrikyō, apocalyptic violence, and the new global terrorism by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sobering exploration of how Aum's guru, Shoko Asahara created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient religious practices, and apocalyptic science fiction. Lifton explores a historically unprecedented phenomenon, a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists may be able to create their own holocausts"--Jacket
The protean self : human resilience in an age of fragmentation by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proteanism"--Or the protean self--describes a psychological phenomenon integral to our times. We live in a world marked by breathtaking historical change and instantaneous global communication. Our lives seem utterly unpredictable: there are few absolutes. Rather than collapsing under these threats and pulls, Robert Jay Lifton tells us, the self turns out to be remarkably resilient. Like the Greek god Proteaus, who was able to change shape in response to crisis, we create new psychological combinations, immersing ourselves in fresh and surprising endeavors over our lifetimes
Explorations in psychohistory : the Wellfleet papers by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genocidal mentality : Nazi holocaust and nuclear threat by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cast of mind that created and maintains the nuclear threat and suggests an alternative direction
 
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The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide
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The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocideThought reform and the psychology of totalism; a study of "brainwashing" in ChinaWho owns death? : capital punishment, the American conscience, and the end of executionsHiroshima in America : fifty years of denialRevolutionary immortality : Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese cultural revolutionCrimes of war; a legal, political-documentary, and psychological inquiry into the responsibility of leaders, citizens, and soldiers for criminal acts in warsThe broken connection : on death and the continuity of lifeCults in our midst
Alternative Names
Jay Lifton, Robert

Jay Lifton, Robert 1926-

Lifton, Robert 1926-

Lifton, Robert J.

Lifton, Robert J. 1926-

Lifton, Robert Jay

Ray Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton Amerikaans auteur

Robert Jay Lifton psichiatra statunitense

Robert Jay Lifton psychiatre américain

Robert Jay Lifton usona psikiatriisto kaj aŭtoro

Robert Lifton US-amerikanischer Psychiater und Autor

Лифтон, Роберт Джей

Лифтон, Роберт Джей 1926-

ליפטון, רוברט ג'יי

רוברט ליפטון

رابرت جی لیتون

リフトン, R・J

リフトン, ロバート・J.

ロバート・J・リフトン

羅伯特·傑伊·利夫頓

Languages
English (476)

Dutch (3)

Japanese (2)