Download PDF by Jo Littler: Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility

By Jo Littler

ISBN-10: 1138889547

ISBN-13: 9781138889545

ISBN-10: 1138889555

ISBN-13: 9781138889552

Meritocracy this present day consists of the concept no matter what your social place at start, society should supply adequate chance and mobility for ‘talent’ to mix with ‘effort’ in an effort to ‘rise to the top’. this concept is without doubt one of the so much normal social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable within the speeches of politicians as in pop culture. during this e-book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the foremost cultural technique of legitimation for modern neoliberal tradition – and that when it provides chance, it in truth creates new different types of social division.

Against Meritocracy is cut up into elements. half I explores the genealogies of meritocracy inside of social idea, political discourse and dealing cultures. It strains the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy’s that means, from socialist slur to a latest perfect of ways a society can be organised. half II makes use of a chain of case reviews to examine the cultural pull of well known ‘parables of progress’, from truth television to the super-rich and big name CEOs, from social media controversies to the increase of the ‘mumpreneur’. Paying certain awareness to the function of gender, ‘race’ and sophistication, this publication presents new conceptualisations of the which means of meritocracy in modern tradition and society.

Show description

Read Online or Download Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility PDF

Similar media studies books

New PDF release: Jugendmedium Radio - Nutzungsmotive und Funktionen (German

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Rundfunk und Unterhaltung, word: 1,3, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Veranstaltung: Medienwirkung I: Das aktive Publikum, 15 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Das Massenmedium Radio ist mittlerweile zu einem selbstverständlichen Bestandteil im Alltag westlicher Kulturen geworden.

'11. September - Die letzten Stunden im World Trade Center' by Anna Zafiris PDF

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - movie und Fernsehen, word: 1, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Medienwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Geschichtskonstruktionen im Fernsehen, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Als CBS am 10. März den Dokumentarfilm „9/11"1 der Brüder Gédéon und Jules Naudet, sowie dem Feuerwehrmann James Hanlon, zeigte, schauten ca.

New PDF release: Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation,

In Phantasmal Media, D. Fox Harrell considers the expressive energy of computational media. He argues, forcefully and persuasively, that the good expressive power of computational media comes from the power to build and exhibit phantasms -- blends of cultural rules and sensory mind's eye. those ubiquitous and often-unseen phantasms -- cognitive phenomena that come with feel of self, metaphors, social different types, narrative, and poetic considering -- impact just about all our daily reviews.

Le téléphone portable : un outil éducatif ? (Réseau by Xavier Dessane PDF

Dans un monde où l'on compte 7 milliards d'abonnements à un provider de téléphonie cellular, remark appréhender sa genèse, son évolution et ses enjeux actuels économiques, sociaux, familiaux, éducatifs ? À l'issue d'un voyage au will pay du moveable et d'une approche pluridisciplinaire richement documentée, l'auteur tente de répondre, au travers d'une étude menée auprès de travailleurs sociaux prenant en cost de jeunes adultes handicapés mentaux, à los angeles query suivante : le transportable est-il un outil éducatif ?

Additional info for Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility by Jo Littler

by Anthony

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 9 votes