They stand against all "isms" but embrace the one that underpins them all, rankism
The case may also illustrate rankism
where those in a higher position of power choose to diminish or disadvantage another by obstructing promotion.
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
. For Scheff, this extends the application of originally micro-context concepts to the analysis of macro-entities.
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.
Julie Wambach calls "rankism
" or "the abuse of position within a hierarchy." Wambach identifies "rankists" as individuals who "move to meet their personal needs while depriving others of their own.
Student perspectives on incivility in nursing education: An application of the concept of rankism
. Nursing Outlook, 56(1), 4-8.
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.
In his earlier Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank (2003), Fuller (former president, Oberlin College) described the social problem of "rankism
," a form of abuse of rank analogous to racism, sexism, ageism, and so on.
Fuller's ALL RISE: SOMEBODIES, NOBODIES, AND THE POLITICS OF DIGNITY (1576753859, $22.95) identifies rankism
and abuse of powers which comes with elevated ranks.