W&N General Hb / ETPb May £20.00 / £14.99 288pp 978 1 474 60110 8 / 978 1 474 60111 5 ebook: £20.00 / 978 1 474 60113 9
kEITH PAYNE The broken Ladder How Inequality Changes the Way We Think, Live and Die a thought-provoking and unique look at status, inequality and the psychology behind it.
Among modern developed societies, economic inequality is not primarily about money. It is about where we stand compared to other people. Money is simply the way we keep score.
The Broken Ladder tells the story of inequality from the perspective of the evolved brain, body and mind. Using pioneering research, keith Payne fascinatingly shows that relative poverty changes everything from our mood to our decision-making capabilities, affecting our goals, our health and even our religious views.
keith Payne is a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina. His work on the psychology of inequality and discrimination has been covered in popular media, and he has written extensively for general audiences at Scientific American Today and Psychology.
Location: North Carolina, USA Available for interview
W&N Memoir / Popular science Hb / ETPb June £20.00 / £12.99 320pp 978 1 474 60574 8 / 978 1 47460575 5 ebook: £20.00 / 978 1 474 60577 9
LYNNE JONES Outside the Asylum an absorbing memoir of practising psychiatry in war and disaster zones around the world.
Over almost twenty-five years Lynne Jones has been working as a humanitarian psychiatrist, attending to those whose mental health has been affected by conflict or unimaginable natural disaster, often in communities where clinical treatment is marginal or non-existent.
From training in one of britain’s last asylums, to working with traditional healers in Sierra Leone, child victims of massacres in kosovo and traumatised soldiers in Goražde after the bosnian War, Jones has treated extraordinary people in extraordinary situations. Outside the Asylum is a revelatory account of humanitarian aid in all its glories and difficulties.
lynne Jones is a child psychiatrist and relief worker who has spent over twenty years establishing and running mental health programmes in areas of conflict or natural disaster. The author of Then They Started Shooting, her field diaries have been published in the London Review of Books and her audio diaries broadcast on the bbC World Service.
Location: Cornwall Available for interview
W&N Non-fiction • May / June 2017