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By Jo Littler

Meritocracy this day includes the concept no matter what your social place at beginning, society should provide sufficient chance and mobility for ‘talent’ to mix with ‘effort’ with a purpose to ‘rise to the top’. this concept is among the so much normal social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable within the speeches of politicians as in pop culture. during this ebook Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the main cultural technique of legitimation for modern neoliberal tradition – and that when it can provide chance, it in reality creates new different types of social division.

Against Meritocracy is break up into elements. half I explores the genealogies of meritocracy inside social concept, political discourse and dealing cultures. It lines the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy’s which means, from socialist slur to a latest excellent of ways a society can be organised. half II makes use of a sequence of case experiences to examine the cultural pull of well known ‘parables of progress’, from fact television to the super-rich and famous person CEOs, from social media controversies to the increase of the ‘mumpreneur’. Paying unique recognition to the function of gender, ‘race’ and sophistication, this e-book offers new conceptualisations of the which means of meritocracy in modern tradition and society.

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