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Author McNamee, Stephen J., 1950-

Title The meritocracy myth / Stephen J. McNamee and Robert K. Miller, Jr.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.513 M231m 2009    ---  Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description ix, 285 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Social mobility -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
Social capital (Sociology) -- United States.
Added Author Miller, Robert K., 1948-
ISBN 9780742561687 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0742561682 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780742561670 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742561674 (cloth : alk. paper)

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