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The Resource The meritocracy trap, Daniel Markovits

The meritocracy trap, Daniel Markovits

Label
The meritocracy trap
Title
The meritocracy trap
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Markovits
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Even in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, it remains an axiom of modern life that meritocracy reigns supreme and promises to open opportunity to all. The idea that reward should follow ability and effort is so entrenched in our psyche that, even as society divides itself at almost every turn, all sides can be heard repeating meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we think we are. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Markovits, Daniel
Dewey number
  • 305.5
  • 305.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social classes
  • Equality
  • Merit (Ethics)
  • Society
Label
The meritocracy trap, Daniel Markovits
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241289914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780241289914
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The meritocracy trap, Daniel Markovits
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241289914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780241289914
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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