The Myth Of Meritocracy

Author: James Bloodworth
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1785900765
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The best jobs in Britain today are overwhelmingly done by the children of the wealthy.

Success And Luck

Author: Robert H. Frank
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880270
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In Success and Luck, bestselling author and New York Times economics columnist Robert Frank explores the surprising implications of those findings to show why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in success—and why that hurts ...

The Meritocracy Myth

Author: Stephen J. McNamee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442219831
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The book also features a new section on “The Great Recession.” The Meritocracy Myth examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, and evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, ...

Lifting A Ton Of Feathers

Author: Paula J. Caplan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802074119
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Myths. about. academia. 1. The myth of meritocracy. The myth of meritocracy is
the belief that, in academia, people are formally rewarded (with a degree, a job,
promotion, tenure, merit increases, or increases in power and status) simply
according to the quantity and quality of the work that they do.2 In Aisenberg's and
Harrington's words, women often have ...

The Kaleidoscope Of Gender

Author: Joan Z. Spade
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412979064
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Women were much more likely than men to disbelieve the myth of meritocracy
because, . . . women were more subject to nonmerit influences having a negative
impact on their bonuses. Forty-three percent of women, compared to 9 percent of
men, rejected the myth of meritocracy [Roth 2006]. Could Wall Street be a true
meritocracy despite this? Theories and research on women's experiences in the
workplace suggest that it is unlikely. Theories About Stratification and Meritocracy
 ...

Against Meritocracy

Author: Jo Littler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317496035
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... www.jrf.org.uk/report/understanding-attitudes-tackling-economicinequality.
Accessed 1 December 2016. BBC (2013) Start the Week, Radio 4, 24 June.
Blanden, Jo, Alissa Goodman, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin (2004) 'Changes
in Intergenerational Mobility in Britain', in Miles Corak (ed.) Generational Income
Mobility in North America and Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
pp. 122–146. Bloodworth, James (2016) The Myth of Meritocracy: Why Working-
Class ...

Developing Critical Cultural Competence

Author: Jewell E. Cooper
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269270
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workshops today, but we believe they may not actually affect the beliefs and
dispositions of educators without additional self—reflection and actual
experiences in diverse communities. Myth of meritocracy. Another core concept
in any diversity curriculum is confronting what Milner (2010) calls the myth of
meritocracy and the role that both white privilege and institutional racism play in
perpetuating meritocracy and encouraging deficit—based thinking. Those who
believe in meritocracy ...

Bourgeois Ideology And Education

Author: Steven Snow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351761846
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Having obtained his chances, he must take upon himself the responsibility for his
own success or failure.” We must keep in mind, Charles Murray (1984, pp. 233–
34) admonishes, that “[s]ome people are better than others. They deserve more
of society's rewards.” One gets rich by working hard and careful saving, from this
perspective, and if you are poor you must be the lazy sort. In the United States,
this is a dominant cultural narrative, a national myth of meritocracy that
legitimizes the ...