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Lifton, Robert Jay 1926-

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Works: 188 works in 760 publications in 4 languages and 37,492 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Interviewee, Author of introduction, 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 )
39 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,944 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 )
63 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,428 libraries worldwide
A psychiatrist probes the effect of the atomic bomb on the emotions and consciences of the survivors
Home from the war : Vietnam veterans: neither victims nor executioners by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,265 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."--Jacket
Who owns death? : capital punishment, the American conscience, and the end of executions by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,826 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 )
22 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,670 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
Thought reform and the psychology of totalism; a study of "brainwashing" in China by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
67 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 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."
The woman in America by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
32 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and held by 1,450 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
Revolutionary immortality : Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese cultural revolution by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
37 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,389 libraries worldwide
Indefensible weapons : the political and psychological case against nuclearism by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 1,351 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 3 languages and held by 1,342 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 1,267 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 )
14 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and Japanese and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
Living and dying by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,123 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 )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,087 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 genocidal mentality : Nazi holocaust and nuclear threat by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and German and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
Examines the cast of mind that created and maintains the nuclear threat and suggests an alternative direction
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 )
7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
The protean self : human resilience in an age of fragmentation by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,026 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
Last aid : the medical dimensions of nuclear war ( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Explorations in psychohistory; the Wellfleet papers by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
The life of the self : toward a new psychology by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 786 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
Robert Jay Lifton Amerikaans auteur
Robert Jay Lifton psichiatra statunitense
Robert Lifton US-amerikanischer Psychiater und Autor
Лифтон, Роберт Джей
Лифтон, Роберт Джей 1926-
ליפטון, רוברט ג'יי
リフトン, R. J
リフトン, ロバート・J
ロバート・J・リフトン
Languages
English (437)
Japanese (22)
German (12)
Dutch (1)
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