Sixty million people live in Britain. Imagine sixty million. Imagine a map of sixty million. What would that map look like and what story would it tell us about identity in Britain today?
Bethan Thomas and Danny Dorling have brought together this outstanding atlas to provide us with a unique visual picture of identity and geography combined. "Identity in Britain" explores our changing identities as we progress from infancy to old age and tells the story of the myriad geographies of life in Britain.
Features and benefits include:
over 280 full colour, detailed maps
analysis of the contemporary neighbourhood geographies of people in Britain at various life stages
clear introduction and how-to-use guide making the atlas highly accessible for a wide range of users
locational reference maps to aid interpretation of the maps on each page
Accompanying web resources, including locational cartograms
Unlike conventional atlases of human geography, it allows us to see a range of data on a single map; further it allows us to easily see what social mixing does not occur as well as what does. Never before have we had such a vivid geographical picture of identity in Britain today.
The atlas is essential reading for those interested in contemporary human identity and the social geography of early twenty first century Britain. It is also an invaluable resource for researchers working in a wide range of statutory and voluntary organisations, policy makers, journalists, politicians, students and academics.
Bethan Thomas is a Researcher at the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield. Daniel Dorling is Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield.
Introduction: seven stages; At first the infant: ages 0-4; And then the whining schoolboy: ages 5-15; And then the lover: ages 16-24; Then a soldier: ages 25-39; And then the justice: ages 40-59; The lean and slippered pantaloon: those in old age 60-74; To end this strange eventful history, aged 75+; Conclusion: merely players?