CodeBPS/GB/255
NameRapoport; Robert Norman (1924-1996); Professor, Dr
TitleProfessor, Dr
ForenamesRobert Norman
SurnameRapoport
Dates1924-1996
Parallel NameRobert N. Rapoport
GenderMale
NationalityUSA
DatesAndPlacesBrockton, Massachusetts
Chicago
Harvard
Boston
China
London
AddressLondon UK.
RelationshipsMarried: Rhona V. Sofer 1957
Two children (1 boy (Alin), 1 girl (Lorna))
Two Grandchildren, Tayo and Iola.
ActivityBorn: Brockton, Massachusetts, November 1st 1924
Died: London, UK, 4 November 1996.

University Qualifications and professional training:

MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Chicago, 1949
PhD at the Department of Social Relations of Harvard University (thesis on the changing values of Navaho Indians), 1951

Professional Career:

Served in World War II as Lieutenant with Office of Strategic Services in China, discharge, 1946
Assistant Professor, Sociol and Anthropology, Cornell University, 1951-1954
Research Director, Belmont Hospital, UK, 1954-1957
Lecturer, Department of Social Relations, Harvard University, 1957-1963
Professor, Boston College and Northeastern, 1963-1965
Senior Social Scientist, Tavistock Institute, London, 1965-1973
Co-Director (with Rhona Rapoport), of the Institute of Family and Environmental Research, London from 1973-1996.

Honorary Appointments/Awards/Professional recognition:

Member, Executive Council, Society for Applied Anthropology, 1962-1963
Member, Research Advisory Committee, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1964-1965
Member, Editorial Board, Human Organisation, the Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology, 1962-1965
Member, study group of the Committee on Space and Society of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1964-1965
Advisory Editor, Transaction: Social Science in Medicine, 1967-1975
Member, Editorial Board, Social Science in Medicine, 1967-1975
Vice President, Committee on Family Research, International Sociological Association (no dates)
Member, Scientific Commission of the International Union of Family Organisations (ICoFA), (no dates)
Member, Advisory Panel, International Programmes, Administrative Staff College, Henley, UK (no dates)
Member, Executive Committee (UK) Association for the UN International Year of the Child (no date)
Merits Award Judge, Boys Club of America, 1982
Member, Editorial Board, Group Analysis, (no dates)
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (no dates)
Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Revista de Psicologia y Psicoterapia de Grupo (Argentina), (no dates)


Robert N. Rapoport obituaries published as follows:

The Independent newspaper (by Andrew Life), 23rd November 1996,
The Guardian newspaper (by David Canter), 11th November 1996,
The Times newspaper, 15th November 1996,
The Ham & High local newspaper, 15th November 1996,
NCFR Report, March 1997, page 25.

Sources: Robert Rapoport's CV, Lorna McNeill (daughter) and other documentation found within the donated material

Compiled by Mike Maskill, BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.
Related NameBPS/GB/256
PublishedWorksSelected Publications:

Dual Career Families by Rapoport, R., and Rapoport, R.N., (1971) , Harmondsworth: Penguin Books

Dual Career Families Reexamined, by Rapoport, R.,and Rapoport, R.N. (1976) , London: Martin Robertson and New York: Harper and Row

Families in Britain by Rapoport, R.N., Fogarty, M., and Rapoport, R., (1982) (eds.) Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd: London and New York

Families As Educators for Global Citizenship by Judith A. Myers-Walls, J. Meyers-Wall, P├ęter Somlai, Robert N. Rapoport Published 2001 by Ashgate Publishing

Children, Youth, and Families The Action-Research Relationship by Robert N. Rapoport Published 1985 by Cambridge University Press

Working Couples by Janice M. Bumstead, Rhona Rapoport, Robert N. Rapoport, Rhona Rapoport (Editor) Published 1978 by Law Book Co Of Australasia

Community As Doctor (Historical Issues in Mental Health Series) by Robert N. Rapoport Published 1979 by Ayer Co Pub

New Interventions for Children and Youth Action-Research Approaches by Robert N. Rapoport Published 1987 by Cambridge University Press

Mid-career Development Research Perspectives on a Developmental Community for Senior Administrators (Soc. Sci. Pbs.) by Robert N. Rapoport Published 1974 by Tavistock Pubns.

Families, Children and the Quest for a Global Ethic by Robert N. Rapoport Published 1997 by Ashgate Publishing

Mid-career development; Research perspectives on a developmental community for senior administrators by Robert N. Rapoport, M. B. Brodie, E. A. Life Published 1970 by Tavistock Publications

Changing Navaho Religious Values a Study of Christian Missions to the Rimrock Navahos by Robert N. Rapoport Published 1954 by Periodicals Service Co

Sex, Career and Family(1st Edition) (P.E.P.) by Michael Patrick Fogarty, Rhona Rapoport, Robert N. Rapoport, Michael P. Fogarty Published 1971 by Allen & Unwin

Leisure and the Family Life Cycle by Etc. Rhona Rapoport, Rhona Rapoport, Robert N. Rapoport, Ziona Strelitz Published 1975 by Routledge Kegan & Paul

Growing Through Life. Life Cycle Series by Rhona Rapoport, Robert N. Rapoport Published 1980 by Harper&Row

Leisure and the Family Life Cycle by Rhona Rapoport, Robert N. Rapoport Published 1978 by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, United Kingdom

Fathers, Mothers and Others Towards New Alliances by Etc. Rhona Rapoport, Rhona Rapoport, Robert N. Rapoport, Ziona Strelitz Published 1977 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Plc

Women and Top Jobs: The next move, Fogarty Michael P, Rapoport Rhona, Rapoport Robert, Published 1972 by London Political and Economic Planning.

Selected Papers (of numerous):

'Families as Educators for Global Citizenship', Childhood, 1994 issue

''Work and family in contemporary society' by Rapoport, R., and Rapoport, R.N.in American Sociological Review, 1965, 30, 381 - 394
SourceRobert Rapoport's CV and other documentation found within the donated material.
ConventionsInternational Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) - Ottawa 1996 ISBN ISBN 0-9696035-3-3
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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