Reflections on violence and suicide in South Yorkshire: (Dis-)United Kingdom


  • Simon J. Charlesworth



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.

Author Biography

Simon J. Charlesworth

Simon J. Charlesworth is unemployed in Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. He can be contacted at johnwck90(AT)