The 32 Stops: The Central Line


      The 32 Stops: The Central Line
Geographer Danny Dorling tells the stories of the people who live along the 32 stops of the Central Line to illustrate the extent and impact of inequality in Britain today part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground.Like the trace of a heartbeat on a cardiac monitor, the Central Line slowly falls south through west London, rises gently through the centre and then flicks up north through the east end of the capital At the start of the journey life expectancy falls by two months a minute Between the first four stations every second spent moving on the train is exactly a day off their lives in terms of how long people living beside the tracks can expect to live By telling the personal stories of the very different people who live along the Central Line, the people who really make up The 32 Stops, geographer Danny Dorling explores the class and wealth divides that define our lives His work shows the widening gap between rich and poor in the UK, and how where you live determines so much about your chances in life. Download The 32 Stops: The Central Line Author Danny Dorling – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Danny Dorling is a British social geographer researching inequality and human geography He is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography of the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford.Danny Dorling has lived all his life in England To try to counter his myopic world view, in 2006, Danny started working with a group of researchers on a project to remap the world www.worldmapper.org.He has published with many colleaguesthan a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers Much of this work is available open access and will be added to this website soon.His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty Danny was employed as a play worker in children s summer play schemes He learnt the ethos of pre school education where the underlying rationale was that playing is learning for living He tries not to forget this He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims.

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  • 15 December 2017

10 thoughts on “ The 32 Stops: The Central Line

  1. says:

    I m seemingly endlessly fascinated by London how its defined, its past and its future I love the city and the suburbs, and I love the Underground I just spent a weekend going from Ruislip, where I live, to Waterloo, to Crystal Palace and Anerley where my friend lives , then the next day to Brixton, before going to the South Bank and coming back to my north wes...

  2. says:

    I see people moaning about uninspired writing here Well, this is different from the other books in the series Hard facts don t easily translate into stories we can identify with, but Dorling at least tries Thumbs up for that It s never a ba...

  3. says:

    Highlights poverty and inequality in a developed country Humanises it by telling us the wants, needs and dreams of people in deprived places shows us that we are very similar to everyone else Shows the importance of ironing out social inequality as people are dying much sooner we than they should.

  4. says:

    This was actually a really good read I got told to read this for help with my A Level geography coursework and surprisingly enjoyed reading this I loved how Danny Dorling mixed fiction with actual statistics, making the bookinteresting to me.

  5. says:

    Fascinating little book The stories sometimes don t really make much sense, but the round ups fill in the gaps.

  6. says:

    This is the second of the two books I bought from Penguin s set of twelve celebrating 150 years of London Underground They re pretty little things The other one I bought was A History of Captalism According to the Jubilee Line, which I very much enjoyed.The 32 Stops is based around an unusual concept Dorling takes you on a journey from west to east along the Central Line, but without actually descending underground instead he character hops a waking day at half hourly intervals, giving you a This is the second of the two books I bought from Penguin s set of twelve celebrating 150 years of London Underground They re pretty little things The other one I bought was A History of Captalism According to the Jubilee Line, which I very much enjoyed.The 32 Stops is based around an unusual concept Dorling takes you on a journey from west to east along the Central Line, but without actually descending underground instead he character hops a waking day at half hourly intervals, giving you a few minutes with each person This he does using a wealth of real life sources and statistics to present a snapshot of what life is actually like for people living beside that part of the Line It s fact based fiction as social commentary, played ...

  7. says:

    The Central Line, as its name implies, cuts through the heart of central London, traveling from West Ruislip station in Hillingdon eastward to its terminus at Epping station in Essex It passes through several key junctions with other lines en route, particularly those at Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Bank and Stratford stations It is the longest Underground line, as the journey from West Ruislip to Epping is nearly 55 kilometers just over 34 miles , and it serves over 260 mill The Central Line, as its name implies, cuts through the heart of central London, traveling from West Ruislip station in Hillingdon eastward to its terminus at Epping station in Essex It passes through several key junctions with other lines en route, particula...

  8. says:

    At the start of the journey, life expectancy falls by two months a minute , writer Danny Dorling states near to the start of his book, referring to the districts that you will pass through if you are travelling west on London s Central line from its western terminus.This book revolves entirely around demographic and statistical information for areas of London located on the Central Line, talking at length about life expectancy, number of children living in poverty and average exam results Howe At the start of the journey, life expectancy falls by two months a minute , writer Danny Dorling states near to the start of his book, referring to the districts that you will pass through if you are travelling west on London s Central line from its western terminus.This book revolves entirely around demographic and statistical information for areas of London located on the Central Line, talking at length about life expectancy, number of children living in poverty and average exam results However, instead of just being in the form of an essay, the information is presented as a series of Vignettes about evidently fictional people living in varying conditions across London.At first, I wasn t too impressed each of the stories that featured in the book seemed to be about families arguing about things...

  9. says:

    This is the one in the Penguin Lines 150th anniversary of the London Underground series that most jumped out at me Danny Dorling being the social economist fellah who has a great gift for using data to shame the arse off the social solidarity free British voter Plus I saw him speak at a company event once and his speech, uniquely for that setting, included a number of genuinely meaningful thoughts There s the bones he...

  10. says:

    London s most striking line, the red one, the one that looks like a heartbeat Central LineI read the book as a tribute to London tube which has served locals and tourists for 150th years The book contains fictional elements but they are all based on statistics and data It s a unique and interesting approach to look at the tube and the social topography along the line.As a tourist, I only managed to see the glamourous side and perhaps the less glamorous side superficially Yet, the book sh London s most striking line, the red one, the one that looks like a heartbeat Central LineI read the book as a tribute to London tube which has served locals and tourists for 150th years The book contains fictional elements but they are all based on statistics and data It s a unique and...

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