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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 252–255.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Kim Allen Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power, and Myths of Mobility , by Littler Jo , Abingdon, UK : Routledge , 2017 , 236 pages, £29.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1138889552 © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 Meritocracy is a ubiquitous concept. Writ large across the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... lift; and the first photograph’s later life as a social media meme. Asking how a depiction of glittering luxury can be presented as populist revolt, it discusses how elites draw on discourses of meritocracy, of “traveling up the social ladder,” to validate their actions. That Trump and friends are not...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and representations; mechanisms and structures; experiences and identities. The empirical and conceptual insights of the contents are then highlighted, with regard to the significance of discourses of legitimacy, namely, those of meritocracy, civility, and luxury; the intersections of race and class...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... promises of meritocracy. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 luxury inequality social fatalism structural violence sacrifice “Unless we know why people need luxuries and how they use them we are nowhere near taking the problems of inequality seriously.” —Mary Douglas, In the Active Voice...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 4 A Venetian Duke with doge meme text superimposed, 2014. Until 2010, the search term “doge” would result in images of the medieval doge rather than images of shiba inus. volidity-report.blogspot.com/2014/01/venetian-doge.html . Courtesy Herrence Meritocracy Figure 4. A Venetian Duke More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 85–92.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., you can measure its strength by the amount of waste it generates. But in this case, the equation also runs backwards – the industry is strong because it generates waste. Because this waste – this exclusion – is what defines it as a meritocracy. And what about the people who have to receive this...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... account that reassures them of their place — and competitive advantage — within new global hierarchies. Indeed, the very admission of movement within the cosmologies upholds established parables of meritocracy that underpin the legitimation of inequality ( Littler 2018 ). These cosmological narratives...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Figure 4 A Venetian Duke with doge meme text superimposed, 2014. Until 2010, the search term “doge” would result in images of the medieval doge rather than images of shiba inus. volidity-report.blogspot.com/2014/01/venetian-doge.html . Courtesy Herrence Meritocracy Figure 4. A Venetian Duke...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Western world. However, this monopoly appears increasingly fragile, as the system is further opened to competition under the rationale and policies of market economics. In addition, the sector’s move from a subsidized meritocracy to a “user-pays” model over the last four decades has undermined its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
... functioning as a meritocracy. Those with the best code decided, and the best code was determined by practice. What worked. What was adopted and adapted. This system greatly empowered the early adaptors, not the mere adopters that are so beloved of marketers today. The culture of the adaptors, which overlapped...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... meritocracy and equal opportunity, and the creation of a citizenry that is viewed in terms of nation and not class. David Labaree thus writes that the formation of “the public school system was part of a grand compromise between democratic politics and capitalist markets that has proven essential for the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
... missing from or is othered by the figure of the hacker ( Jen 2015 ; Nagbot 2016 ; Toupin 2014) . Noting the highly gendered composition of hacker-and makerspaces (and tech culture more generally), feminist commentators have critiqued the notion of meritocracy that drives much hacking and that ignores...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... stands as the “polar opposite of Maoism” ( The Reality Club 2006 ). As such, this networking supports individuals in cultivating their individuality free from authority, a non-credentialist system that allows individual expertise to come to the fore based on merit – a meritocracy in contrast to communism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... under the single idiom of spatial disengagement and meritocracy. I concur with Armitage and Roberts that this emphasis on (social) change and creative action, which in turn leads to an accelerated production of information and technologies, is exactly the discourse through which neoliberal...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... allow them to better understand their actual structural position. They are instead compelled to understand it through the lens of an Anglicized American Dream, which tells them that their society is a demanding but fair meritocracy in which anyone can make it. For instance, we spoke to and observed...