Yob Nation: The Truth About Britain's Yob Culture

Yob Nation: The Truth About Britain's Yob Culture

by Francis Gilbert (Author)


A devastating look at the state of Britain today - a country being steadily corroded and coarsened by the advance of Yob Culture. Francis Gilbert's last book - I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here - was described by Clare Short in the New Statesman as 'a funny, moving and worrying memoir'. His new book is also funny, but far more alarming; it shows how the relentless march of yobbery has infected every aspect of our lives; violent crime has quadrupled since 1979, and foul language and abusive behaviour has permeated the whole of society. It's not just football hooligans (and footballers) who've gloried in yobbish behaviour; politicians like Alistair Campbell and John Prescott have played their part. With the old moral codes no longer existing, society has become engulfed with fear and distrust. Francis Gilbert draws on his own experiences (working in a tough inner-city comprehensive), and of people all round Britain, to vividly illustrate his thesis.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Portrait
Published: 07 Jun 2007

ISBN 10: 0749951249
ISBN 13: 9780749951245

Media Reviews
This rewarding book by Francis Gilbert demolishes ... complacency by showing the real misery caused by lawlessness. * Leo McKinstry, The TIMES *
(A) thought-provoking journey through Britain's yobland * TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT *
Author Bio
Francis Gilbert, born in 1968, gained his Masters in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia; he then taught at one of the roughest comprehensives in the country. He gave up teaching in 1997 and worked as a journalist - but became a full-time teacher again in 2001.