Instead of faulting hierarchies for the problems and battles that occur within them she asserts that "Rankist battles are created by Somebodies and Nobodies who abuse their position within a hierarchy.
This compelling and much-needed book offers the key to identifying rankist behaviors not just in others but in oneself and presents exercises to aid anyone involved in social groups including parents educators managers and employees in developing the skills that lead to group relationships characterized by mutual respect and dignity.
The authors urge readers to be aware of rankist
actions and attitudes, even in themselves, and suggest ways to help others see rank-ism's influence and work toward a society that treats all people with dignity.
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.