Titel: All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity
Autor/en: Robert W. Fuller
BERRETT KOEHLER PUBL INC
Juni 2006 - gebunden - 203 Seiten
In his groundbreaking book Somebodies and Nobodies, Robert Fuller identified a form of domination that everyone has experienced but few dare to protest: rankism, abuse of the power inherent in rank. Low rank-signifying weakness-marks people for abuse and discrimination in much the same way that race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation have long done. In All Rise, Fuller examines the personal, professional, and political costs of rankism and provides compelling models and strategies for realizing a post-rankist world in which everyone's dignity is upheld.
Fuller makes the case that rankism is the chief remaining obstacle to achieving liberty and justice for all, and shows how we can root it out. He doesn't propose that we do away with rank-without it organizations become dysfunctional-but rather argues for a "dignitarian" society in which rankism is no longer tolerated. He begins by demonstrating how rankism is rife in our social and civic institutions and then explores alternative dignitarian models for education, health care, politics, and religion.
All Rise describes an emerging "politics of dignity" that bridges the conservative-liberal divide to put the "We" back in "We the people." It argues that democracy is a work in progress and that its next natural step is the building of a dignitarian society.
Introduction: What Is Rankism?
A Once and Future Nobody
The Abuse of Rank
The Dignitarian Perspective
Organization of this Book
Chapter 1: What's at Stake
Seeing Rankism Everywhere
A Way Out?
Chapter 2: Dignity and Recognition
Dignity: A Universal Human Right
Indignity and Malrecognition
What Would a Dignity Movement Look Like?
Stages of the Movement
A Dignitarian Business Model
Chapter 3: Models of Dignity
We Are Model Builders
Models Are Everywhere
Models Are Commonplace
Modeling Our Uses of Power
An Example from Higher Education: A Template for Remodeling Institutions
Chapter 4: Dignity in the Workplace
Ten Ways to Combat Rankism in the Workplace
When the Boss Is a Bully
Academia and Civil Service
An Example from the World of Dance
Chapter 5: Dignity in Education
Kids Are People, Too
Learning with Dignity
One-Upmanship and Elitism in Academia
Educating a Population of Model Builders
Demystifying Enlightenment--Jefferson Redux
Chapter 6: Rankism Can Be Harmful to Your Health
The Evolving Doctor-Patient Relationship
Rankism among Health Professionals
The Health Benefits of Recognition
Dignity: A Centerpiece of Health Care
Chapter 7: The Social Contract in a Dignitarian Society
Institutional Rankism and a Permanent Underclass
The Myth of Meritocracy
Models of "Democratic Capitalism"
Chapter 8: The Politics of Dignity
Is Rankism Human Nature?
The DNA of Democracy: Watchdog Processes
Navigating the Ship of State
A Dignitarian Model of Politics
Chapter 9: A Culture of Dignity
Fundamentalism and the Dignitarian Perspective
Ideology and the Dignitarian Perspective
Identity in a Dignitarian Culture: A Self Model for the Twenty-First Century
The Self: A Home for Identities
Survival Tips for Dignitarians
A Foreseeable Challenge
Chapter 10: Globalizing Dignity
The "Evolutionary Blues"
A World War in My Sandbox
A Dignitarian Alternative to War
What About Bad Guys?
Malrecognition and Counterterrorism
Handling "Domestic Violence" in the Global Village
Chapter 11: Religion in a Dignitarian World
Religion: Dignifier of Humankind
Religion and Science
Religion and Values
Religion and the Self
The Eye of God
Chapter 12: The Stealth Revolution
A Cautionary Note
The Long-Range View
Democracy's Next Step
Afterword: All Rise for Dignity
About the Author
ROBERT W. FULLER has been ahead of the curve all of his life. After earning his Ph.D. in physics at Princeton University in 1961, Fuller taught at Columbia University and co-authored the book Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics. He was already an accomplished scientist at a very young age, but the mounting social unrest of the 1960s drew his attention to educational reform, and in 1970 he was appointed president of his alma mater, Oberlin College, at the age of 33.