Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

Category: Europe
Author: Theodore Dalrymple
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by mdocherty   2020-05-12
I have a book suggestion for you if you are interested in learning more about this. I grew up in Scotland and I am very familiar with what you are talking about.

by calpaterson   2017-08-19
If you're interested in this topic, two other books on the same subject from very different angles:

Life at the Bottom by Theodore Dalrymple

Eichman in Jerusalam by Hannah Arendt

by jackhack   2017-08-19
For anyone who wants to understand the mindset underlying poverty (whether cause, or affect, or a mixture of both), I recommend "Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass" by Theodore Dalrymple. He's British psychologist who spent his life working with the poor, and came away with some insightful observations about the culture of this population.