You will be encouraged to build your own alternative theories of social policy and human geography. For that is what Daniel Dorling has done: build a documented story that questions many standard interpretations and identifies new ways of seeing the worldLudi SimpsonPresident of the British Society of Population Studies and Professor of Population Studies, The University of Manchester
This book is recommended for all of my HNC/D students its gives a learner an understanding of the shape of the UK in contemporary society. This book helps learners to visualise evidence in a meaningful way. The book highlights and uses up to date statistics. This is a must for social science students this books cover so many topics essential for social science learners such as, birth education identify health politics contrasting home and abroad. A jolly good read !
This book provides a very useful examination of demographic data informed by 2001 National Census statistics. However, the data could have been enhanced by providing more than just an overview of ethnicity and demography.
This book encompasses the areas of relevance within the determinants of health and contextualizes these into visual areas for the student to reflect on
As a non-UK academic beginning work in a UK university this book offered me a useful overview of key demographic changes on issues such as health, education, work, identity and inequality in the UK.
Although the content is useful for learning and research, this would be at a higher level and more in depth than the students are required to cover.
an excellent textbook that gives students a context in which to study media reports on the latest Census and perennial debates around immigration
This text has been ordered for essential reading lists in Year 2 and year 3 courses which cover inequality, identity and culture.
This book is extremely useful as a quick overview of the topic, especially for students with limited prior exposure to geography and statistics. It has proven quite valuable as a cheap and readable background text on spatial distribution of poverty.
Just a wonderfully refreshing way at looking at social policy with the benefit of cartography. Gives a wider dimension to understanding inequalities!
Excellent information from a scholar in the vanguard of current social research. Vital for undergraduates and post-graduates on a range of social science and humanities courses. Good tool for teachers too.
This was a well written text that is useful for a range of contexts and courses. It will serve the MSc mMental health and Education cohort very well.
I have recommended this book to my HNC Sociology for Health students. It is clearly written with quirky graphics and provides a comprehensive picture of social inequalities in modern Britain
An exception book - as always by this author. I have highly recommended this to my dissertation students as a vital piece of background knowledge on the UK population generally. It also gives essential information in respect of specific areas in the country, which the students have found invaluable
A very useful guide to contemporary UK sociology which is accessible to undergraduates and tutors alike. 1st years will love this too as it brings the issues to light very well.
It is a shame that some of the figures date back to 1999. However the maps are presented in a readable and easy to understand manner. The related website and power point slides are also very useful.
A good guide to the UK through a statistical 'journey' - a very useful resource to get students thinking about how we measure and use data to explain populations.
This is the best book I have read so far that provides the most recent account of the population of the UK. The style is very informative and illustrates the rich tapestry of nationalities that make up the UK population. Also the importance of how populations travel is a vital backdrop to the notion of who is living where. Each chapter can be read as a seperate resource. I have recommended it to my community and public health colleagues.
Highly accessible information rich.
Accessible and very interesting - of good use to students of the social sciences.