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The meritocracy myth 1 edition

The meritocracy myth
Stephen J. McNamee

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The meritocracy myth
2nd ed.
Stephen J. McNamee and Robert K. Miller, Jr.

Published 2009 by Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, Md .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The American dream : origins and prospects
On being made of the right stuff : the case for merit
The silver spoon : inheritance and the staggered start
It's not what you know but... : social and cultural capital
Making the grade : education and mobility
Being in the right place at the right time : the luck factor
I did it my way : the decline of self-employment and the ascent of corporations
An unlevel playing field : racism and sexism
Discrimination by any other name : other isms
Growing inequality in the twenty-first century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HN90.S65 M35 2009

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
9780742561670, 9780742561687, 9780742599772
LC Control Number
Library Thing
6801283 6626173


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