Give his assault of ready-made new German words a read--frozen face syndrome, zen mail, patriotic investment, downshifting, toxic shares, Newropa, plamegate, tweenager, soft news, iPorn, rankism
, lazy interactivity, modern patriotism, midisage, edge city, adult pop, debriefing, shockumentary, non-target, stealth politics, agenda setter--or consider his slide show of three-letter words: FBI, Gap, MIT, MTV, BMW.
By virtue of its fragmented nature, the current dominant social reality constructed is prone to racism, sexism, classism, ageism, environmental degradation, elitism, rankism
, and is thus, termed suboptimal.
Student perspectives on incivility in nursing education: An application of the concept of rankism
Fuller attempts to demonstrate that rankism is the -ism at the root of all -isms.
Another example that seems to contradict the emphasis Fuller places on rankism is the story of a gentlemen who mistreated a waitress at a restaurant.
Instead of emphasizing that the human dignity of all people is violated in any -ism, Fuller attempts to portray rankism as the overarching -ism.
In the prior SOMEBODIES AND NOBODIES the author identified 'rankism
' as a form of workplace abuse: his ALL RISE: SOMEBODIES, NOBODIES AND THE POLITICS OF DIGNITY continues the subject, exploring the personal, professional and social costs of rankism
and providing strategies for change.
95) identifies rankism
and abuse of powers which comes with elevated ranks.
Here he adds more detail about the scope of rankism
in society and proposes means of fighting it in pursuit of a "dignitarian society," in which rank still exists, but all are equal in dignity.
By his definition, rankism is the abuse of rank--the denial of the inherent dignity of every person.
Fuller believes that all the other "-isms" are but subspecies of rankism, which must first be called out wherever and whenever it appears, and then negotiated out of all of our social institutions.
But while Fuller acknowledges that "rank" is essential for humans working in hierarchies, and that striving for more rank brings one recognition and power--things that most people enjoy--his distinctions between rank and rankism are hard to follow.