rankism


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rankism

(ˈræŋkˌɪzm)
n
discrimination against people on the grounds of rank
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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.
Using Robert Fuller's work, Scheff looks at the concept of facework with respect to such issues as dignity and humiliation, and the phenomenon of rankism.
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.
The author avers that rankism which she sees as the cause of violence and wars is a communication problem.
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.
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.
Sensitized, Fuller calls on his fellow nobodies to band together and vanquish rank rankism.
By his definition, rankism is the abuse of rank--the denial of the inherent dignity of every person.