"Britain is experiencing an economic recession - what Bankrupt Britain shows is the social recession that millions of our people are enduring. We have to know how and why Britain is broken before we can fix it, Thomas and Dorling achieve that invaluable task with depth and style." Neal Lawson, Chair of Compass "Danny Dorling and Bethan Thomas pull no punches in this tour de force of social commentary. Alongside a series of striking maps, charts and meticulous statistics, their incisive text reveals a society torn apart by inequality and the damage caused to the vast majority of us by the moral bankruptcy of the rich and powerful." Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology, University of York, co-author of The Spirit Level, and co-founder of The Equality Trust "The authors have created a publication that is visually appealing, straightforward to understand, and divided up in a manner that makes it easy for the reader to dip in and out of various topics at will. It is certainly worth a read," Significance magazine "Bankrupt Britain: An Atlas of Social Change is the latest and most polished attempt to map social, political and economic data in an imaginative and engaging way." SoC Bulletin
About the Author
Danny Dorling is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. His recent books include Injustice: why social inequalities persist. He is a member of the World Health Organization's Scientific Resource Group on Health Equity Analysis and Research. Dr Bethan Thomas is a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. She has researched extensively on inequalities in Britain. Her publications include Identity in Britain and the Grim Reaper's Road Map.