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The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality (No-Nonsense Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

In the five years since the first edition of Injustice there have been devastating increases in poverty, hunger, and destitution in the United Kingdom.  Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share of most of the other 99% has fallen in the last five years, with more and more people in debt, especially the young. Economic inequalities will persist and continue to grow for as long as we tolerate the injustices which underpin them.

This fully rewritten and updated edition revisits Dorling’s claim that Beveridge’s five social evils 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. By showing these beliefs are unfounded, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society.

We are living in the most remarkable and dangerous times. With every year that passes it is more evident that Injustice is essential reading for anyone who is concerned with social justice and wants to do something about it.

Synopsis:

A wide-ranging exploration of why inequality persists and what can be done about it.

Synopsis:

The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality discusses the positive effects that equality can have, using examples and case studies from across the globe, including many from the United States. It examines the lessons of history and covers race, gender and ethnicity, age, and wealth. Danny Dorling considers, realistically, just how equal it is possible to be, the challenges we face, and the factors that will lead to greater equality for all.

Danny Dorling is professor of human geography at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and one of the leading international experts on inequality. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and his work regularly appears in the Guardian. He is author of several books, including Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists and The Atlas of the Real World.

About the Author

Danny Dorling: Danny Dorling is professor of human geography at the University of Sheffield. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and how work regularly appears in the Guardian, UK. He is author of several books including 'Injustice: Why social inequality persists' and 'The Atlas of the Real World'.

Table of Contents

Letter from America: commentary by Sam Pizzigati

Foreword by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

1. Introduction 

The beliefs that uphold injustice

The five faces of social inequality

A pocket full of posies

2. Inequality: the antecedent and outcome and of injustice 

Inevitability of change: what we do now we could all have enough? 

Injustice rising out of the ashes of social evils 

So where do we go from here 

3. 'Elitism is efficient': new educational divisions

The ‘new delinquents: those most harmed by elitism, a seventh of all children 

IQism: the underlying rationale for the growth of elitism 

Apartheid schooling: from garaging to hot-housing 

Putting on a pedestal: superhuman myths 

The 1950s: from ignorance to arrogance 

4. 'Exclusion is necessary': excluding people from society

Indebted: those most harmed by exclusion, a sixth of all people 

Geneticism: the theories that exacerbate social exclusion 

Segregation: of community from community 

Escapism: of the rich behind walls 

The 1960s: the turning point from inclusion to exclusion 

5. 'Prejudice is natural': a wider racism 

Indenture: labour for miserable reward, a fifth of all adults 

Darwinism: thinking that different incentives are needed 

Polarisation: of the economic performance of regions 

Inheritance: the mechanism of prejudice 

The 1970s: the new racism 

6. 'Greed is good': consumption and waste

Not part of the programme: just getting by, a quarter of all households 

Economics: the discipline with so much to answer for 

Gulfs: between our lives and our worlds 

Celebrity: celebrated as a model of success 

The 1980s: changing the rules of trade 

7. ‘Despair is inevitable: health and wellbeing

Anxiety: made ill through the way we live, a third of all families 

Competition: proposing insecurity as beneficial 

Culture: the international gaps in societal wellbeing 

Bird-brained thinking: putting profit above caring 

The 1990s: birth of mass medicating 

8. Conspiracy, consensus, conclusion.

No great conspiracy 

Using the vote 

Coming to the end 

Injustice deepens 

What to do

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780260716
Author:
Dorling, Danny
Publisher:
New Internationalist
Author:
Wilkinson, Richard
Author:
Dorling, Daniel
Author:
Pickett, Kate
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
No-Nonsense Guides
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 in

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality discusses the positive effects that equality can have, using examples and case studies from across the globe, including many from the United States. It examines the lessons of history and covers race, gender and ethnicity, age, and wealth. Danny Dorling considers, realistically, just how equal it is possible to be, the challenges we face, and the factors that will lead to greater equality for all.

Danny Dorling is professor of human geography at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and one of the leading international experts on inequality. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and his work regularly appears in the Guardian. He is author of several books, including Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists and The Atlas of the Real World.

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