Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447348221 Published September 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9781447348214 Published September 2019 For sale in North and South America only

Data in Society

Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Edited by Jeff Evans, Sally Ruane, and Humphrey Southall

Data in Society

Edited by Jeff Evans, Sally Ruane, and Humphrey Southall

Distributed for Bristol University Press

304 pages | 30 line drawings | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447348221 Published September 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9781447348214 Published September 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Data is a social phenomenon. This book examines the ways in which we are constantly engaging with data—consciously and otherwise. The authors analyze the construction and use of statistics by governmental and non-governmental organizations, looking at how statistics are used in social discourse to advance interests and to achieve particular, often political, ends. Data in Society also considers the increasing power of private corporations and transnational organizations, looking at  recent processes affecting ownership of and access to data, as well as the importance of data in uncovering and portraying social and legal injustices.
 
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