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rankism

(ˈræŋkˌɪzm)
n
discrimination against people on the grounds of rank
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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.