Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists (Google eBook)

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Policy Press, 2010 - Social Science - 387 pages
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Few would dispute that we live in an unequal and unjust world, but what causes this inequality to persist? In the new paperback edition of this timely book, Danny Dorling, a leading social commentator and academic, claims that in rich countries inequality is no longer caused by not having enough resources to share but by unrecognized and unacknowledged beliefs which actually propagate it.   Based on significant research across a range of fields, Dorling argues that, as the five social evils identified by Beveridge at the dawn of the British welfare state (ignorance, want, idleness, squalor, and disease) are gradually being eradicated they are being replaced by five new tenets of injustice: elitism is efficient, exclusion is necessary, prejudice is natural, greed is good, and despair is inevitable.   With an informal yet authoritative style, Dorling examines who is most harmed by these injustices, why, and what happens to those who most benefit. With a new foreword by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, authors of The Spirit Level, and a new afterword by Dorling himself examining developments during 2010, this book is hard-hitting and uncompromising in its call to action and continues to make essential reading for everyone concerned with social justice.  
  

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User Review  - Martha - Goodreads

This book helps to learn how to deal with issues revolving around social equality. Read full review

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User Review  - Aimee Georgeson - Goodreads

Absolutely fantastic book, Danny Dorling is such a creative thinker!!! Read full review

Contents

1 Introduction
1
the antecedent and outcome of injustice
13
new educational divisions
33
excluding people from society
91
a wider racism
145
consumption and waste
209
health and wellbeing
269
8 Conclusion conspiracy consensus
307
Notes and sources
321
Index
373
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About the author (2010)

DANIEL DORLING is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. With colleagues he has published 25 books, including eight atlases, one now translated into seven languages.

In 2007 (Sir) Simon Jenkins described him as 'Geographer Royal by Appointment to the Left', in 2008 he was appointed Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers, and in 2009 he was presented with the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society.

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