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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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Life at the Bottom : The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
Brilliant social analysis...a master chronicle of life at the bottom.--Hilton Kramer
The Knife Went In
Goodbye, Cruel World
Reader, She Married Him--Alas
It Hurts, Therefore I Am
Festivity, and Menace
We Don't Want No Education
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
The Rush from Judgment
What Causes Crime?
How Criminologists Foster Crime
Policemen in Wonderland
Seeing Is Not Believing
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ISBN: 9781566635059 ISBN-10: 1566635055 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 284 Published: March 2003 Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 15.22
Weight (kg): 0.42