So You Think You Know about Britain?

So You Think You Know about Britain When it comes to immigration the population explosion the collapse of the family the north south divide devolution or the death of the countryside common wisdom tells us that we are in trouble h

  • Title: So You Think You Know about Britain?
  • Author: Danny Dorling
  • ISBN: 9781849013918
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • When it comes to immigration, the population explosion, the collapse of the family, the north south divide, devolution, or the death of the countryside, common wisdom tells us that we are in trouble however, this is far from the truth Offering an anatomy of contemporary Britain, this title reveals unexpected truths about the way we live.

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    About “Danny Dorling

    • Danny Dorling

      Danny Dorling Danny Dorling has lived all his life in England To try to counter his myopic world view, in 2006, Danny started working with a group of researchers on a project to remap the world worldmapper.He has published with many colleagues than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers Much of this work is available open access and will be added to this website soon.His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty Danny was employed as a play worker in children s summer play schemes He learnt the ethos of pre school education where the underlying rationale was that playing is learning for living He tries not to forget this He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims.

    164 thoughts on “So You Think You Know about Britain?

    • Won't tell you much that you don't already know if you've been paying attention. Lots of undeveloped ideas. Very poor editing: lots of typos, punctuation errors. One egregious hard fact error leaped out: Dorling seems to think that before she married Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb had not just a different surname (Potter) but also a different first name, Beatrix. Thus, his knowing and smarmy footnote advising that 'this' Beatrix Potter should not be confused with the writer of children's stories ser [...]


    • Dorling clearly knows his stuff. The first few chapters I found interesting and enjoyable. However by the third of fourth chapter I was starting to struggle, and by the penultimate chapter I couldn't wait to finish. Facts were being spewed out and this was starting to make my eyes glaze over a bit by the end.Also, at times I thought the author generalised a bit to support his arguments, and had a bit of a blinkered, naive view on certain areas. For example, one website he visited suggested we in [...]


    • Sigh! Malcolm Gladwell, this guy is not. (That's meant to be a compliment)I feel like the author is on the right team, that of actually caring about people and perhaps more importantly, that of using reason and knowledge rather than hysteria and making shit up.That saidZZZZZI'm sorry, I feel terribly guilty for saying that, and I think I did learn a thing or two for what I managed to stay awake through. I dunno, the author does try to maintain a causal and informal tone but there's something a b [...]


    • This is one of those books where I feel torn between giving it a 3 or a 4 star rating. I’ve gone for the 3 stars however because I was glad to get to the end of the book and move onto something else. Perhaps that was because I read it all in one go and it would be better enjoyed a chapter at a time, in between other books. The information here is interesting, but it began to feel rather relentless. [Read the rest of my review here: whathannahread.wordpress/]


    • This is a book about numbers, some defining means of statistics. Also looking for answer behind the geography facts in Britain (shortest road in Britain is only 3m long! and decipher the Bridget Jones Diary phenomena). I found this book entertaining, maintaining the beauty of careful studies of sociology and demography development in this country. You will find some sober and dignify reasons about why South and North were not a myth.


    • This is a wonderful book. I love Danny Dorling's writing, the mixture of fact, analysis, opinion, humour and sound good sense. I now have a very informed picture of Britain today. His thesis follows the same lines as "The Spirit Level" that it is the gap between rich and poor in Britain that is the key issue for us to address. Most surprising and most welcome fact is that 75% of those aged 90+ are living independently in their homes. OF the 25% needing to be looked after, the majority are cared [...]


    • Easy to read and understand, with some anectodes to lighten it up, encouraging the reader to continue reading. I really enjoyed the book, especially after having been to one of his lectures on inequality in Sheffield. The book gets you thinking about society differently, or, in my case, it put the things I had noticed into context and showed up the links between issues such as health, immigration, ageing, poverty, employment, etc.


    • Perhaps named to just sell books, this is a enlightening little read about social injustice in the UK. I might of read it a bit too late, as results of the 2011 census are now out. This book will definitely get any good liberals' blood boiling.



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