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The Tears That Made The Clyde: Well Being In Glasgow

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Argyll Publishing
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Abailart
I have this down as still reading as I have yet to explore the referenced website which develops the book's analysis. The search for the 'Glasgow factor': what is that, after all factors are accounted for, all comparisons made, all statistical profiles taken into account, make Glasgow's health and well-being so much poorer than other comparable cities. Craig's approach is what marks the book out. Whereas many, so many, different groups and academics take their own angle on one or a cluster of re ...more
John
Feb 07, 2013 John rated it really liked it
Carol Craig's first book, 'A Scots Crisis of Confidence' was a book, for me, in terms of identifying, as a Scottish native with the whole low self esteem dynamic of a Scot's life, one that hit the spot.

The Tears that made the Clyde is more focused on the city of Glasgow and West of that Clydside Know Whit A Mean City.
All my life I have been in conflict with my inherited culture, with the macho, women despising, in conflict with the 'let's get bevvied' culture, with 'if you don't like fitba, then
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Jul 23, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
Hugely important book dissecting with great precision a culture prone to self-mythologising. Interestingly, with greater numbers of immigration and a cultural renaissance in the wake of the independence referendum, Glasgow may be at a turning point in its history, away from the violent and macho competitive culture towards something more modern and better for the well-being of its people. Only time will tell, but Craig's monograph is a strong work for those looking to understand the social make ...more
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