Somebodies and Nobodies Overcoming the Abuse of Rank

ISBN-10: 0865714878
ISBN-13: 9780865714878
Edition: 2004
Authors: Robert W. Fuller
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Description: When discrimination is race-based, we call it racism; when it's gender based we call it sexism. This book introduces rank-based discrimination Chr(45) or 'rankism' Chr(45) a form of injustice that everyone knows, but no one sees. It explains our  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

When discrimination is race-based, we call it racism; when it's gender based we call it sexism. This book introduces rank-based discrimination Chr(45) or 'rankism' Chr(45) 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 back to rankism.

Note to the Reader
A Disorder without a Name
The Personal is Political
Rankism--Mother of "Isms"
Equal in Dignity
The Myth of Meritocracy
Democracy's Next Step
Uses and Abuses of Rank
Why Rank Matters
Legitimate Uses of Rank
Pulling Rank
Three Vignettes
Kicking the Dog
Is Pulling Rank Human Nature?
The Toll of Rank Abuse
On Personal Relationships
On Productivity
The Intel Example
On Learning
On Leadership
On Spirit
The Hunger for Recognition
"And you are...?"
Recognition as Identity Food
Recognition Disorders
Somebodies and Nobodies--A Closer Look
Up and Down the Status Ladder
The Ins and Outs of Nobodyland
The Parade of Invisibles
The Somebody Mystique
The Bricks and Mortar of Consensus
Why We Put Up With Abuses of Power
Nobody, Too
The Genesis of the Somebody Mystique
Deconstructing the Somebody Mystique
The Function of Heroes
The Inside Story
About Genius
About Celebrity
About Fame
About Success
The Young Are Disenthralled
The Quest for Dignity
The DNA of Democracy
Race, Gender, Age, ... Rank
On Naming Rank-Based Discrimination
Beyond Political Correctness
A Dignitarian Movement
King for a Day
The Anatomy of Disrespect
The Democratization of Authority
Family: Kid to Person
Health: Patient to Client
Work: Employee to Partner
The Enron Example
Learning: Student to Learner
A Better Game than War: Ciphers to Citizens
National Security in the Twenty-First Century
How to Win Respect and Safeguard Dignity
The Nobody Revolution: Overcoming Rankism
Nobodies' Liberation: A Joke or a Movement?
The Nobody Manifesto
The Invisibles Become Visible
Humor, Etiquette, and Golden Rules
Political Realignment
Liberte, Dignite, Egalite, Fraternite
Epilogue
Elegy for Nobodies
Epitaph for Nobodies
Related Readings
Acknowledgements
Index
About the Author

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