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1) Further Reading on Food Deserts, Food Injustice and Nutritional Exclusion

1)    The Consuming Geographies of Food: Diet, Food Deserts and Obesity, HJ Shaw, Routledge, 2014, Full Book Description Here

2)    The Reducetarian Solution, B Kateman ed. Penguin Random House 2017, https://reducetarian.org/book

3)    Report on Food Justice, Obesity and Austerity in Cardiff and the Welsh Valleys, funded by CURA (Centre for Urban Research on Austerity). Initial results available here – full report forthcoming 2018.

4)    CURA Blog, Austerity and Food Poverty: the vicious circle of obesity, ill-health and deprivation, HJ Shaw and JJA Shaw, online at Austerity and Food Poverty: the vicious circle of obesity, ill-health and deprivation

5)    Forthcoming 2019 - Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Justice and the Global Food Supply Chain: towards an ethical food policy for sustainable supermarkets Food Systems– explicating the issue of Supermarkets and Corporate Social Responsibility in the food chain.


2) Free Sample Items


F.1)  3 colour dimension choropleth map of Yorkshire-Humberside region

Red = Child obesity (11-yr-olds). Green = Households without car/van. Blue  = % of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit.

Lighter Colours = worse ‘deprivation’ index.


F.2)  Historical changes map for London (currently covers west and central London)


3) Free for Now Items - These items are available free for now – until the download rate exceeds a set amount / year.

FFN.1)  Current and former railways of Ireland map.


4) Purchase Items


P.1) Community and Communication.  A compendium of essential socio-demographic and economic indicators for the world, by territory. Covers all sovereign States, also separate entries for the States of Australia, Canada and the US; 293 territories in all.

Full product description, sample pages (Finland and Kentucky), and bibliography here.

Availability; Community and Communications is sold as 6 world regions or as a complete global set.

The six regions are, 1) North America, 2) South and Central America, 3) Europe, 4) North Africa, Middle East and former USSR, 5) Sub-Saharan Afirca, 6) South and east Asia, Oceania.

Click here for map of which countries are included in each region.

Any queries on this product please email Dr Hillary J Shaw, hillshaw@aol.com


Price, £2.99 per region, or £9.99 for entire world. Pay here by Paypal,


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