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Lifton, Robert Jay 1926-

Overview
Works: 229 works in 886 publications in 2 languages and 38,071 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Compiler, Commentator, Interviewer, Performer
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Death in life : survivors of Hiroshima by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

57 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 2,981 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 )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,927 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 )

57 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 2,383 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."
Home from the war : Vietnam veterans: neither victims nor executioners by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 1,814 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 )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,734 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 )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 1,424 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
The woman in America by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and held by 1,397 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
Indefensible weapons : the political and psychological case against nuclearism by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary immortality : Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese cultural revolution by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 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 )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,248 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
Cults in our midst by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,171 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 )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living and dying by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the psychological and cultural significance of death
Destroying the world to save it : Aum Shinrikyō, apocalyptic violence, and the new global terrorism by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,048 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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 996 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 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last aid : the medical dimensions of nuclear war( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cast of mind that created and maintains the nuclear threat and suggests an alternative direction
America and the Asian revolutions by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book originally appeared in Trans-action magazine." Includes bibliographical references. Introduction, by R. J. Lifton.--America in Vietnam: the circle of deception, by R. J. Lifton.--Vietnam war stories, by M. Polner.--Hawks, doves, and the press, by N. W. Polsby.--Vietnam and American elections, by R. A. Brody.--The President, the polls, and Vietnam, by S. M. Lipset.--American aid is damaging Thai society, by L. M. Hanks.--Mao and the death of the revolution, by R. J. Lifton.--The Red Guard, by A. W. Gouldner and I. L. Horowitz
 
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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

Robert Jay Lifton Amerikaans auteur

Robert Jay Lifton psichiatra statunitense

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 (475)

Dutch (3)