This unique book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. It offers an alternative, geographically informed set of explanations for what matters in explaining how people behave and how citizens' behaviour should be governed.
Jessica Pykett is a social and political geographer at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research to date has focussed on the geographies of citizenship, education and behavioural forms of governance. Her previous books include The Pedagogical State and Changing Behaviours (with Rhys Jones and Mark Whitehead). She teaches on the spatial politics of welfare, work and wealth.
Introduction: governing through brain culture; Brain culture in context; Designing cerebral cities; Teaching the learning brain; Managing workplace emotions; Conclusion. What is at stake in the brain world?.