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Fair play A Daniel Dorling reader on social justice by Daniel Dorling

Fair play A Daniel Dorling reader on social justice


Fair play A Daniel Dorling reader on social justice by Daniel Dorling

This accessible reader brings together a selection of highly influential writings by Danny Dorling which look at inequality and social justice, why they matter and what they are. Encompassing an extensive range of print and online media - including newspaper articles and key publications - 'Fair Play' provides evidence that Britain is becoming more politically, socially and economically divided whilst coming together in terms of educational outcomes and reduced segregation by ethnicity.


A store of brain stimulants to dip into. Dorling turns his serious research into engaging prose, consistently questioning the ways of our world.

Ludi Simpson, University of Manchester 'In this book Daniel Dorling has brought together fifty-two of his academic papers, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and unpublished essays, to create a nicely structured and really quite devastating critique of our unequal society: devastating because so carefully researched.' - Citizen's Income Newsletter Danny Dorling consistently works to subject the myths that sustain inequality and injustice to the test of patient inquiry. In the political struggles that lie ahead of us we need a social science that does not reproduce the assumptions of the privileged and the powerful. We need, in other words, to read Danny Dorling. Dan Hind, author of The Return of the Public and The Threat to Reason Professor Dorling, geographer extraordinaire, brings the debate on inequalities and social immobility to life: if his powerful new book leaves you stimulated, provoked, angry, then Danny Dorling has succeeded again. Lord Richard Best, independent member of the House of Lords

About the Author

Daniel Dorling

Daniel Dorling is the Professor of Geography at Sheffield University. He is the honorary president of the Society of Cartographers. In 2009 he was awarded the Gold Award of the Geographical Association and the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society. He has appeared on the recent Story of Now series and will appear with Andrew Marr on a BBC 2 programme to coincide with the census in March 2011. He advises government and the office for national statistics on matters relating to the census.

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Publication date

10th October 2011


Daniel Dorling

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Policy Press


416 pages


Social issues & processes
Social services & welfare, criminology
Human geography



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