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Author Dalrymple, Theodore.

Title Life at the bottom : the worldview that makes the underclass / Theodore Dalrymple
Published Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2001


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.2086 Dal/Lat  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Grim Reality -- The Knife Went In -- Goodbye, Cruel World -- Reader, She Married Him--Alas -- Tough Love -- It Hurts, Therefore I Am -- Festivity, and Menace -- We Don't Want No Education -- Uncouth Chic -- The Heart of a Heartless World -- There's No Damned Merit in It -- Choosing to Fail -- Free to Choose -- What Is Poverty? -- Do Sties Make Pigs? -- Lost in the Ghetto -- And Dying Thus Around Us Every Day -- Grimmer Theory -- The Rush from Judgment -- What Causes Crime? -- How Criminologists Foster Crime -- Policemen in Wonderland -- Zero Intolerance -- Seeing Is Not Believing
Summary "Life at the Bottom offers a searing account - probably the best yet published - of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does." "Theodore Dalrymple, a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England, has apparently seen it all. Yet in listening to and observing his patients, he is continually astonished by the latest twist of depravity that exceeds even his own considerable experience. He uses a remarkable gift for reportage to recount the behavior of his patients and to analyze its implications in underclass life and for our society as a whole."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Mental health
Great Britain
Social conditions
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
"With the exception of the Introduction, the contents of this book first appeared in City Journal, published by The Manhattan Institute" -- t. p. verso
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Social values -- Great Britain.
Social problems -- Great Britain.
Prisoners -- Mental health -- Great Britain.
Criminals -- Mental health -- Great Britain.
Prisoners -- Mental health -- Great Britain.
Poor -- Mental health -- Great Britain.
Criminals -- Mental health -- Great Britain.
Criminal Psychology.
Poverty -- psychology.
Prisoners -- psychology.
Great Britain -- Moral conditions.
United Kingdom.
United Kingdom.
LC no. 2001037221
ISBN 1566633826 alkaline paper