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Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

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Here is 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 seemingly 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. Dalrymple's key insight in Life at the Bottom is that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims. This culture persuades those at the bottom that they have no responsibility for their actions and are not the molders of their own lives. Drawn from the pages of the cutting-edge political and cultural quarterly City Journal, Dalrymple's book draws upon scores of eye-opening, true-life vignettes that are by turns hilariously funny, chillingly horrifying, and all too revealing-sometimes all at once. And Dalrymple writes in prose that transcends journalism and achieves the quality of literature.

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A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England.

Synopsis:

A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist.

Synopsis:

This is a searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England. Dr. Dalrymple's key insight is that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values.

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ISBN:
9781566635059
Author:
Dalrymple, Theodore
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Poor - Mental health - Great Britain
Subject:
Criminals - Mental health - Great Britain
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.11x5.99x.71 in. .93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England.
"Synopsis" by , A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist.
"Synopsis" by , This is a searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England. Dr. Dalrymple's key insight is that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values.
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