Year: 2007 Source: Anthropology Matters Journal, v.9, no.1, (2007), p. 1-19 SIEC No: 20100158

This paper addresses the personal consequences attendant upon the post-Thatcher neo-liberal restructuring of the British economy. Its focus is upon the way that increased economic insecurity created a range of personally encountered problems, which constitute the most immediate sense of being-in-a-world so disclosed. It tries to cast light upon the increased anonymous violence that is a pervasive aspect of British public life. Among other cases included as illustration, the suicides of 3 young adult males are discussed. (26 refs.)