skip to content
The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being

Author: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Why are people more relaxed and at ease with each other in some countries than others? Why do we worry so much about what others think of us and often feel social life is a stressful performance? Why is mental illness three times as common in the USA as in Germany? Why is the American dream more of a reality in Denmark than the USA? What makes child well-being so much worse in some countries than others? As The  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilkinson, Richard G.
Inner level.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018040214
(OCoLC)1035433363
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
ISBN: 9780525561231 0525561234
OCLC Number: 1079410529
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages) : illustrations
Contents: This is not a "self-help" book --
Self-doubt --
Delusions of grandeur --
False remedies --
The human condition --
The misconception of meritocracy --
Class acts --
A sustainable future? --
A better world.
Other Titles: How more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being
Responsibility: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

Abstract:

"Why are people more relaxed and at ease with each other in some countries than others? Why do we worry so much about what others think of us and often feel social life is a stressful performance? Why is mental illness three times as common in the USA as in Germany? Why is the American dream more of a reality in Denmark than the USA? What makes child well-being so much worse in some countries than others? As The Inner Level demonstrates, the answer to all these is inequality. Wilkinson and Pickett describe how these responses to hierarchies evolved, and why the impacts of inequality on us are so severe. In doing so, they challenge the conception that humans are inescapably competitive and self-interested. They undermine, too, the idea that inequality is the product of "natural" differences in individual ability. This book draws together many of the most urgent problems facing societies today, but it is not just an index of our ills. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity generate much higher levels of well-being, and lays out the path towards them"--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

It holds the reader's attention by elaborating a phenomenon most will already have observed, and by providing an explanation for the dysfunction they see around them, from the brazen disregard for Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1079410529> # The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1079410529" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{3A3FD9E3-019E-4559-A585-8005E67C92FF}Img100.jpg'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/individualism_psychological_aspects> ; # Individualism--Psychological aspects
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/305.513/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/individualism_social_aspects> ; # Individualism--Social aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_science_minority_studies> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Minority Studies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_mobility_psychological_aspects> ; # Social mobility--Psychological aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_science_discrimination_&_race_relations> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Discrimination & Race Relations
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_science_social_classes_&_economic_disparity> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Social Classes & Economic Disparity
    schema:alternateName "How more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being" ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Person/wilkinson_richard_g> ; # Richard G. Wilkinson
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Person/pickett_kate> ; # Kate Pickett
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2019" ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description ""Why are people more relaxed and at ease with each other in some countries than others? Why do we worry so much about what others think of us and often feel social life is a stressful performance? Why is mental illness three times as common in the USA as in Germany? Why is the American dream more of a reality in Denmark than the USA? What makes child well-being so much worse in some countries than others? As The Inner Level demonstrates, the answer to all these is inequality. Wilkinson and Pickett describe how these responses to hierarchies evolved, and why the impacts of inequality on us are so severe. In doing so, they challenge the conception that humans are inescapably competitive and self-interested. They undermine, too, the idea that inequality is the product of "natural" differences in individual ability. This book draws together many of the most urgent problems facing societies today, but it is not just an index of our ills. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity generate much higher levels of well-being, and lays out the path towards them"--"@en ;
    schema:description "This is not a "self-help" book -- Self-doubt -- Delusions of grandeur -- False remedies -- The human condition -- The misconception of meritocracy -- Class acts -- A sustainable future? -- A better world."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5233165485> ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1035433363> ;
    schema:name "The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being"@en ;
    schema:productID "1079410529" ;
    schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=3A3FD9E3-019E-4559-A585-8005E67C92FF> ;
    schema:url "https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{3A3FD9E3-019E-4559-A585-8005E67C92FF}Img100.jpg" ;
    schema:url <http://rbdigital.rbdigital.com> ;
    schema:url <http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=243&titleID=3985080> ;
    schema:url <https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1806418> ;
    schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=3a3fd9e3-019e-4559-a585-8005e67c92ff&.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780525561231> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1079410529> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Person/pickett_kate> # Kate Pickett
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Pickett" ;
    schema:givenName "Kate" ;
    schema:name "Kate Pickett" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Person/wilkinson_richard_g> # Richard G. Wilkinson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Wilkinson" ;
    schema:givenName "Richard G." ;
    schema:name "Richard G. Wilkinson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/individualism_psychological_aspects> # Individualism--Psychological aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Individualism--Psychological aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/individualism_social_aspects> # Individualism--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Individualism--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_mobility_psychological_aspects> # Social mobility--Psychological aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social mobility--Psychological aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_science_discrimination_&_race_relations> # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Discrimination & Race Relations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE--Discrimination & Race Relations"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_science_minority_studies> # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Minority Studies
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE--Minority Studies"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5233165485#Topic/social_science_social_classes_&_economic_disparity> # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Social Classes & Economic Disparity
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE--Social Classes & Economic Disparity"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780525561231>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0525561234" ;
    schema:isbn "9780525561231" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1035433363>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Inner level." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1079410529> ; # The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1079410529>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1079410529> ; # The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being
    schema:dateModified "2019-08-12" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.