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Somebodies and Nobodies : Overcoming the Abuse of Rank
by Robert W. Fuller


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When discrimination is race-based, we call it racism; when it s gender-based, we call it sexism. "Somebodies and Nobodies" introduces rank-based discrimination or "rankism" a form of injustice that everyone knows, but no one sees. It explains our reluctance to confront rankism, shows where analyses based on identity fall short and, using dozens of examples, traces many forms of injustice and unfairness to rankism.  Read more...


 
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When discrimination is race-based, we call it racism; when it s gender-based, we call it sexism. "Somebodies and Nobodies" introduces rank-based discrimination or "rankism" a form of injustice that everyone knows, but no one sees. It explains our reluctance to confront rankism, shows where analyses based on identity fall short and, using dozens of examples, traces many forms of injustice and unfairness to rankism.

." . . a wonderful and tremendously important book on the ism that is far more encompassing than racism, sexism or ageism. Rankism must be our prime target from now on in. Viva Fuller " Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Working"

Robert Fuller served as president of Oberlin College and subsequently worked internationally as a "citizen diplomat." He lives in Berkeley, California."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780865714878
  • ISBN-10: 0865714878
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publish Date: April 2004
  • Page Count: 208


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