Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447311379 Published May 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447311362 Published May 2016 For sale in North and South America only

People and Places

A Twenty-First Century Atlas of the UK

Danny Dorling and Bethan Thomas

People and Places

Danny Dorling and Bethan Thomas

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

240 pages | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2016
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447311379 Published May 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447311362 Published May 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Fully updating the 2001 volume People and Places: A 2001 Census Atlas of the UK, this authoritative book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the current social geography of the United Kingdom, how it has changed, and where it is going. Key features include an illuminating graphic summary of over 100,000 fundamental demographic statistics; new cartographic projections and techniques used throughout; an appendix incorporating rankings for twenty-five selected topics by local authority; and comparison with the 2001 census to identify national and local trends, with analysis of their implications for future policy. Complete with additional digital content that uses maps, charts, and tables to highlight important issues and topics, this new edition of People and Places is an accessible guide to social change over the past ten years as the United Kingdom has moved from boom to recession.
Contents
Introduction
Sex, Age and Marriage
Religion and Ethnicity
Birthplace and Nationality
Qualifications and Employment;
Occupation and Industry
Families, Caring and Health
Homes and Commuting
Conclusion
Appendix and Endnotes
Review Quotes
Simon Usborne | Independent
“Drawing on the 2011 [UK] census and other data, the book uses maps, graphs, and commentary to offer a comprehensive view of a nation undergoing rapid change. Gender, faith, employment, and ethnicity feature in the new, third edition of the atlas, which has the academic heft required by policy makers, while remaining accessible to any keen people watcher.”
M. Lawler, Louisiana State University in Shreveport | Choice
"Like other appealing cartographic works from Policy Press, such as The Social Atlas of Europe, this new release offers a dizzying array of colorful cartograms and graphs and a concise, informative text that presents detailed information drawn from Great Britain's 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Dorling and Thomas note that advances in technology have resulted in more precise information gathering and presentation. . . . These results of thorough research are presented in a comfortable, accessible style that makes palatable what could have been a dry recitation of material. The resource will be useful for those in a number of fields of study who follow demographics of the United Kingdom. Highly recommended."
British Society for Population Studies News
“Dorling and Thomas’s narrative helps the reader navigate the changing landscape of society effectively, highlighting interesting points and emphasizing those areas which have seen the most change or continuity.”
Chartist
"The great value of the book is that in an era where expertise can be casually dismissed and where facts can be treated with disdain, it supplies the necessary tools to combat many misconceptions within much contemporary public discourse."
Alexander J. Kent, president of the British Cartographic Society
“Beautifully clear and endlessly informative, this atlas provides a fascinating yet sobering picture of the changing nature of the United Kingdom’s population."
Owen Jones, author and Guardian columnist
"A superb and utterly fascinating insight into what our country actually looks like, and how it's changing. Both authors brilliantly and meticulously dissect society. A must if you want to understand modern Britain."
David Spiegelhalter, President Elect of the Royal Statistical Society
"Using their trademark maps—hallucinatory visions that properly reflect populations—the authors tell us about the distribution of everything from wealth to same-sex couples, and what changes have occurred in recent years. An extraordinary and graphically gripping resource."
Diane Coyle, University of Manchester
"This is a brilliantly informative overview of UK society today, highlighting not only important national changes and trends but also the 'who' and 'where'. It should be a starting point for any discussion of social policy."
 
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