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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.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.5/130973
Library of Congress
HN90.S65 M35 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23081526M
ISBN 13
9780742561670, 9780742561687, 9780742599772
LC Control Number
2009005673
Library Thing
7257325
Goodreads
6801283 6626173

History

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