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Lifton, Robert Jay 1926-

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Works: 201 works in 669 publications in 1 language and 34,700 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other, Performer
Classifications: D767.25.H6, 940.5405
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The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
35 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,914 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."
Death in life : survivors of Hiroshima by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
48 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion"--Specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1941. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He 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
Home from the war : Vietnam veterans: neither victims nor executioners by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
30 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Home from the War, the award-winning author and noted psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton offers a powerful critique of American militarism during the Vietnam War. Recognized as the ultimate text for those working with Vietnam veterans, the book's insights have had enormous influence among psychologists and psychiatrists all over the world." "Lifton's new preface connects the experience of Vietnam veterans with that of veterans of the war in Iraq. Both were brought into the "atrocity producing situations" that led to My Lai and Abu Ghraib. Lifton raises the possibility that Iraq veterans could experience the kind of healing transformation that many who fought in Vietnam were able to achieve."--BOOK JACKET
Thought reform and the psychology of totalism; a study of "brainwashing" in China by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
50 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,943 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
Who owns death? : capital punishment, the American conscience, and the end of executions by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,886 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."--BOOK JACKET
Hiroshima in America : fifty years of denial by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 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 )
29 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and held by 1,484 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 )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutionary immortality : Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese cultural revolution by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The broken connection : on death and the continuity of life by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living and dying by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,160 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 )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,076 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 )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,055 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 )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explorations in psychohistory; the Wellfleet papers by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The genocidal mentality : Nazi holocaust and nuclear threat by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of the self : toward a new psychology by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America and the Asian revolutions by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six lives, six deaths : portraits from modern Japan by Robert Jay Lifton ( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jay Lifton, Robert
Jay Lifton, Robert 1926-
Lifton, Robert 1926-
Lifton, Robert J.
Lifton, Robert J. 1926-
Lifton, Robert Jay
Лифтон, Роберт Джей 1926-
リフトン, R. J
リフトン, ロバート・J
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English (397)
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