Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781447320753
ISBN-10: 1447320751
Pagini: 400
Ilustrații: 25 black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 127 x 197 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.61 kg
Ediția: Revizuită
Editura: Bristol University Press
Colecția Policy Press


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