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192 p. 23 x 16 cm
Green Library
51 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

3. Yanke tsammani [2019]

4 volumes
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource
xi, 197 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Perpetuated hatred and suspicion : labor & capital at odds
  • The wrath of man : anarchism comes to the United States
  • Assassins, murderers, conspirators : the march of progressive era radicalism & violence
  • The road to universal slaughter & "this dastardly act" : the preparedness debate & bombing
  • The fanatic demon : the manhunt
  • The act of one is the act of all : the trial
  • Fighting anarchists of America : the attacks of 1919 & 1920, and the mooney defense onward
  • Epilogue
  • Documents
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
Green Library
299 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • Front Cover; The 21st Century Academic Library; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; About the Author; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Organizations and Institutions; Typology of Library Organizations; Types; Theoretical Framework; The Political Environment of Higher Education and Academic Libraries; The Library and the University; Historical Context; Problem Statement; Research Questions; Methodology; Data; Summary of Information on Each Region; South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh); Africa; Australia and New Zealand; United Kingdom and Ireland; North America; 2 Background
  • Introduction: Historical ContextEducation for Librarianship; The Global Environment of Higher Education and Academic Libraries; South Asia: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh; Africa; The United Kingdom and Ireland; Australia and New Zealand; 3 Academic Library Organization; Introduction; Bureaucracy; Academic Library as "Ideal Type"; The Collection-Based Library; Libraries and Technology; Public Services and Technical Services; Acquisitions; Cataloging; Access Services; Reference and Instruction; Special Collections; Systems; New Programs and Services
  • Organizational Strategies and Mechanisms of Institutionalization4 Literature Review; Introduction; Academic Library Organization, Administration, and Planning; Education for Librarianship and Librarianship as a Profession; Academic Library Genres; Global Academic Libraries; Comparative Education and Its Application; Comparative Librarianship; Discourse Analysis; Genre and Register; Social Theory, Social Semiotics, and CDA; Organizational Communication; Discourse Analysis of Written Texts; Library and University Discourse and Texts; Discourse Communities and Speech Communities
  • Discourses of LibrarianshipInstitutionalism; 5 Data, Results, and Discussion; Introduction; Frequencies; Africa; South Asia; United Kingdom and Ireland; Australia and New Zealand; North America; All Regions; Analysis of Types Using Examples; Example 1: US Library, Type 1; Example 2: Pakistan Library, Type 1; Example 3: Australian Library, Type 2; Example 4: Australian Library, Type 2; Example 5: US Library, Type 3; Example 6: US Library, Type 3; Example 7: United Kingdom Library, Type 4; Example 8: Australian Library, Type 4; Genre and Register Analysis; FTM/GR Discourse Analysis Instrument
  • Text: Library Organizational ChartField; Semantic Domains (General Subject Categories); Transitivity: Process, Semantic and Grammatical Roles, and Circumstance Process; Semantic and Grammatical Roles; Circumstance; Tenor; Author; Audience; Relative Status, Social Distance, Personalization, Speech Functions, and Standing; Standing (Author's Knowledge and Authority); Stance (Attitude, Agency, and Modality); Mode; Textual Meaning; Spoken/Written; Action/Reflection and Interactivity; Schema; Patterning; Thematic Organization (Macrotheme); Cohesion (Lexical, Logical); Cohesion (Lexical)
xvi, 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Green Library
116 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive and the Process of Administrative Reform 3. Reinforcing the Power of the Prime Ministerial Executive under the Second Abe 4. Westminster or Presidential? 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of `who leads' in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the `prime ministerial executive' is therefore one of the most important structural changes in Japan's political system in the post-war period. This book explains how the prime ministerial executive operates under the Abe administration and how it is contributing to Abe's unprecedented policymaking authority. It analyses how reform of central government under Prime Ministers Nakasone, Hashimoto and Koizumi has produced the necessary institutional innovations to allow the prime minister to assert a more authoritative policy leadership, turning Japan's traditional, decentralised and bottom-up politics on its head. Comparing the Westminster and presidential systems of governance and applying them to Japan's contemporary politics, the book shows that whilst elements of both can be found, neither captures the essence of the transformation involved in the rise of the prime ministerial executive. Providing a thorough analysis of power in Japanese politics, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Comparative Politics and Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
online resource (xxv, 516 pages) : illustrations
  • I. General topics
  • Are you ready for your surgical rotation?
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • How to treat all cardiac dysrhythmias
  • How to think about shock
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF) and pulmonary insufficiency
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Why get arterial blood gases?
  • Fluids, electrolytes, Gatorade, and sweat
  • Nutritional assessment, parenteral, and enteral nutrition
  • What does postoperative fever mean?
  • Surgical wound infection
  • Priorities in evaluation of the acute abdomen
  • Surgical infectious disease
  • Risks of blood-borne disease
  • Sepsis
  • Frailty
  • II. Trauma. Initial assessment
  • Posttraumatic hemorrhagic shock
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Penetrating neck trauma
  • Blunt thoracic trauma
  • Penetrating thoracic trauma
  • Blunt abdominal trauma
  • Penetrating abdominal trauma
  • Hepatic and biliary trauma
  • Splenic trauma
  • Pancreatic and duodenal injury
  • Trauma to the colon and rectum
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Upper urinary tract injuries
  • Lower urinary tract injury and pelvic trauma
  • Extremity vascular injuries
  • Facial lacerations
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Basic care of hand injuries
  • Burns
  • Pediatric trauma
  • III. Abdominal surgery. Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Diagnosis and therapy of chronic pancreatitis
  • Portal hypertension and esophageal varices
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Acid-peptic ulcer disease
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Diverticular disease of the colon
  • Acute large bowel obstruction
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Lower gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Colorectal carcinoma
  • Anorectal disease
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Bariatric surgery
  • IV. Endocrine surgery. Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules and cancer
  • Surgical hypertension
  • Adrenal laparoscopic adrenalectomy incidentaloma
  • V. Breast surgery. Breast masses
  • Primary therapy for breast cancer
  • VI. Other cancers. What is cancer?
  • Melanoma
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Parotid tumors
  • Neck masses
  • VII. Vascular surgery. What is atherosclerosis?
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Carotid disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Venous disease
  • Noninvasive vascular diagnostic laboratory
  • VIII. Cardiothoracic surgery. Coronary artery disease
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Aortic valvular disease
  • Thoracic surgery for non-neoplastic disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Dissecting aortic aneurysm
  • IX. Pediatric surgery. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Intestinal obstruction of neonates and infants
  • Tracheoesophageal malformations
  • Tracheoesophageal malformations
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Abdominal tumors
  • Congenital cysts and sinuses of the neck
  • X. Transplantation. Liver transplantation
  • Kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Heart transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Lung transplantation
  • Penile and scrotal urologic emergencies
  • Urolithiasis
  • XI. Urology. Renal cell carcinoma
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urodynamics and voiding dysfunction
  • Pediatric urology
  • XII. Health care. Can health care be reformed?
  • Ethics in the surgical intensive care unit
  • Professionalism
  • Required reading.
Medical Library (Lane)
108 p. 23 x 16 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
  • Table of Contents Foreword by Lisa Dalton, President of the National Michael Chekhov Association Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Introduction - Getting Comfy with The Weird Stuff What is Non-Traditional Staging and Performance? Who was Michael Chekhov? Why are Michael Chekhov exercises a good fit when preparing performances in non-traditional spaces? Who is This Book For? Chapter 2 Honoring the Obligation Exercise 2.1: Free Play/Open Swim (Inspired by MC's ideas on Ensemble Work) Exercise 2.2: The Here Silent Story (Based on MC's tools Radiating and Receiving) Exercise 2.3: Sculpting in Space: Back, Front and Side (Based on MC's ideas of Qualities of Movement - Sculpting) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 2.4: Voice Shapes: Playing with Archetypal Voices (Based on MC's tools Archetype, Tempo and Qualities of Movement) Exercise from Samantha Norton Advice From the Pros: Using the Four Brothers for Non-Traditional Staging by Lisa Loving Dalton Chapter 3 Discovering the Delight Exercise 3.1: Qualities of Movement/Elemental Physicality 1(Based on MC Tool Quality of Movement) Exercise 3.2: Elemental Movement Quality (Based on MC tools Qualities of Movement) Exercise 3.3: The Rapture (Based on MC/NMCA's tools Sister Sensations and Veiling) Exercise 3.4: The Trinity of Psychology: Thinking, Feeling, Willing (Based on MC tool Character Spheres) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 3.5: Stupid, Fat and Smelly: Imaginary Body Breath Work (Based on MC tool Character Spheres) Exercise from Samantha Norton Advice From the Pros: Directing on the Thrust Stage: The Two-Room vs. One-Room Concept by Ed Menta Chapter 4: Embodying 3-Dimensional Resonance Exercise 4.1: Avatar (Based on MC tool Imaginary Bodies) Exercise 4.2: Time Machine (Based on MC tools Back-Space/Front-Space) Exercise 4.3: Project your Energy (Based on MC tool Radiation) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 4.4: Filling space - The Full Body Dance (Based on MC tools Expansion & Radiation) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 4.5: Bring Them In (Based on MC ideas on Receiving) Exercise 4.6: Expanding from the Self into Outer Space (Based on MC tool Focal Points) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 4.7: Getting it off Our Chest: Freeing the Tension in the Chest, Shoulders, Neck and Jaw (Inspired by MC ideas of Sensations: Falling) Exercise from Samantha Norton Advice From the Pros: Lighting in non-proscenium spaces By Heath Hansum Chapter 5: Crafting the Rhythm of Truth Exercise 5.1: Managing Mind Sweat (Inspired by MC Ideas of Feeling of Ease) Exercise 5.2: Walking Meditation (Inspired by MC Ideas of Feeling of Ease) Exercise 5.3: The Matrix (Based on MC Tool Concentration) Exercise 5.4: Ball Work (Based on MC Tools The 4 Brothers) Exercise 5.5: Origins (Based on MC Tool Centers) Exercise 5.6: Suitcase (Based on MC Tool Centers) Exercise 5.7: From Stillness to Chaos: Physical Rhythms (Based on MC tool Tempo) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 5.8: Musical Cues: Inner and Outer Motivation (Based on MC tool Tempo) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 5.9: Vroom Vroom (Inspired by MC ideas of Feeling of Ease) Exercise from Samantha Norton Advice From the Pros: On Acting and Directing in the Arena-Or, Give Me Back My Third Dimension by Lynn Musgrave Chapter 6: Sharing the Treasures Exercise 6.1: The Refrain (Based on MC tool Psychological Gesture) Exercise 6.2: Bubble (Based on MC's tool Personal Atmosphere) Exercise 6.3: Character Gestures: Vary the Repetition (Based on MC tools Psychological Gesture and Jewelry) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 6.4: Music as Character: Your Inner Monologue (Inspired by MC's ideas on Active Analysis) Exercise from Wil Kilroy Exercise 6.5 Tornado (Based on MC tool Personal Atmosphere) Exercise from Samantha Norton Advice From the Pros: Costuming in the Round, A Question of your Point of View by Sue Picinich Chapter 7: Entering the Experience Exercise 7.1: The Helpers (Based on MC tools Concentration, Radiating and Receiving, Merging) Exercise 7.2: Revelation Spell (Inspired by MC's Ideas on The Higher Ego & Ensemble) Exercise 7.3: Gifts (Inspired by MC's ideas on Artistic Individuality, Jewelry and Beauty) Exercise 7.4 Upgrade (Based on MC tools 4 Brothers, Qualities of Movement, and Sensations) Exercise 7.5 Gifts & Upgrade Combined (Based on MC tools 4 Brothers, Qualities of Movement, Sensations, Artistic Individuality and Jewelry) Exercise 7.6 The Garden (Based on MC tools 4 Brothers, Qualities of Movement, Sensations, Artistic Individuality, Jewelry and Form) Exercise 7.7 Beauty Quilt (Inspired by MC's ideas of Higher Edo, Creative Individuality and Beauty) Exercise 7.8 Good Vibrations (Inspired by MC's ideas of Ensemble) from Samantha Norton Exercise 7.9 Holiday Fun (Inspired by MC's ideas of Ensemble) Exercise 7.10 Angel Walk (Inspired by on MC's ideas of Ensemble, Creative Individuality, Beauty and the Universal Unconscious) Exercise from Wil Kilroy and NMCA Advice From the Pros: The Power of Suggestion by Karel Blakely Chapter 8: Conclusion Appendix: List of Exercises Categorized by Corresponding Michael Chekhov Tools Bibliography Biographies of Author and Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138236257 20170821
Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined offers a new set of exercises for coaching actors when working on productions that are non-traditionally staged in arenas, thrusts, or alleys. All of the exercises are adapted from Michael Chekhov's acting technique, but are reimagined in new and creative ways that offer innovative twists for the practitioner familiar with Chekhov, and easy accessibility for the practitioner new to Chekhov. Exploring the methodology through a modern day lens, these exercises are energizing additions to the classroom and essential tools for more a vibrant rehearsal and performance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138236257 20170821
vii, 126 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource
  • Contributors, xi Preface, xix Evolution of acute medicine: the development of ambulatory emergency care, xxi Section 1: Presentations in Acute Medicine, 1 General, 2 1 The critically ill patient, 3 2 Hypotension and shock, 9 3 Reduced conscious level, 16 4 Delirium, 23 5 Falls in older people, 30 Cardiorespiratory, 34 6 Cardiac arrest in hospital, 35 7 Acute chest pain, 46 8 Palpitations, 53 9 Transient loss of consciousness, 60 10 Acute breathlessness, 68 11 Acute respiratory failure, 73 12 Pleural effusion, 79 13 Cough and haemoptysis, 85 Neurological, 91 14 Neurological diagnosis in acute medicine, 92 15 Acute headache, 98 16 Seizures and epilepsy, 103 17 Weakness and paralysis, 110 18 Acute sensory symptoms, 117 19 Loss of vision, 123 Abdominal, 132 20 Acute vomiting, 133 21 Acute abdominal pain, 138 22 Acute diarrhoea, 144 23 Acute jaundice, 150 24 Ascites, 155 25 Acute kidney injury, 160 Skin and Musculoskeletal, 170 26 Acute rash, 171 27 Urticaria and angioedema, 177 28 Acute arthritis, 183 29 Acute spinal pain, 187 30 Acute limb pain, 190 Miscellaneous, 194 31 Comprehensive geriatric assessment, 195 32 Acute medical problems in pregnancy, 199 33 Fever on return from abroad, 207 34 Acute medical problems in the HIV-positive patient, 215 Section 2: Syndromes and Disorders, 223 General, 224 35 Sepsis, 225 36 Poisoning, 233 37 Acid-base disorders, 246 38 Anaphylaxis, 252 Cardiovascular, 258 39 Acute arrhythmias: general principles of management, 259 40 Regular broad complex tachycardia, 263 41 Irregular broad complex tachycardia, 268 42 Narrow complex tachycardia, 272 43 Atrial fibrillation and flutter, 279 44 Bradycardia and atrioventricular block, 283 45 Acute coronary syndromes (1): ST-segment elevation, 289 46 Acute coronary syndromes (2): Non-ST-segment elevation, 298 47 Acute pulmonary oedema, 305 48 Acute heart failure and decompensated chronic heart failure, 311 49 Cardiogenic shock, 317 50 Aortic dissection and other acute aortic syndromes, 321 51 Heart valve disease and prosthetic heart valves, 328 52 Infective endocarditis, 333 53 Acute pericarditis, 340 54 Cardiac tamponade, 344 55 Severe hypertension, 347 56 Deep vein thrombosis, 353 57 Pulmonary embolism, 358 58 Problems with pacemakers and other cardiac devices, 366 Respiratory, 371 59 Upper airway obstruction, 372 60 Acute asthma, 378 61 Exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 384 62 Community-acquired pneumonia, 390 63 Hospital-acquired pneumonia, 396 64 Pneumothorax, 399 Neurological, 402 65 Stroke, 403 66 Transient ischaemic attack, 412 67 Subarachnoid haemorrhage, 418 68 Bacterial meningitis, 422 69 Encephalitis, 428 70 Spinal cord compression, 432 71 Guillain-Barre syndrome, 436 72 Raised intracranial pressure, 442 Abdominal, 446 73 Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, 447 74 Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding, 455 75 Acute oesophageal disorders, 459 76 Inflammatory bowel disease flare, 462 77 Acute liver failure and decompensated chronic liver disease, 467 78 Alcoholic hepatitis, 476 79 Biliary tract disorders and acute pancreatitis, 478 80 Urinary tract infection, 481 Metabolic, 487 81 Hypoglycaemia, 488 82 Hyperglycaemic states, 491 83 Diabetic ketoacidosis, 495 84 Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state, 499 85 Disorders of plasma sodium concentration, 501 86 Disorders of plasma potassium concentration, 508 87 Disorders of plasma calcium concentration, 514 88 Disorders of plasma magnesium concentration, 518 89 Disorders of plasma phosphate concentration, 521 90 Acute adrenal insufficiency, 525 91 Thyrotoxic storm, 530 92 Myxoedema coma, 534 93 Pituitary apoplexy, 537 94 Paraganglioma (phaeochromocytoma) crisis, 540 Skin and Musculoskeletal, 543 95 Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis, 544 96 Erythroderma and toxic epidermal necrolysis, 549 97 Acute gout and pseudogout, 555 98 Septic arthritis, 558 99 Acute vasculitis, 561 Haematology and Miscellaneous, 568 100 Interpretation of full blood count and film, 569 101 Pancytopenia and febrile neutropenia, 577 102 Bleeding disorders, 584 103 Management of anticoagulation, 589 104 Acute painful sickle cell crisis, 601 105 Complications of cancer, 605 106 Alcohol-related problems in acute medicine, 612 107 Hypothermia, 615 108 Drowning, 619 109 Electrical injury, 623 110 Palliative and end-of-life care, 625 111 Medicolegal issues in acute medicine, 632 Section 3: Techniques and Procedures in Acute Medicine, 639 112 Airway management, 641 113 Non-invasive ventilation, 646 114 Ultrasonography in acute medicine, 651 115 Reading a chest X-ray, 657 116 Central vein cannulation, 665 117 Arterial blood sampling and cannulation, 673 118 Arterial blood gases, oxygen saturation and oxygen therapy, 677 119 Temporary cardiac pacing, 681 120 Pericardial aspiration (pericardiocentesis), 687 121 DC cardioversion, 692 122 Insertion of an intercostal chest drain, 696 123 Lumbar puncture, 704 124 Aspiration of the knee joint, 709 125 Insertion of a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube, 712 Index, 715.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118644287 20170522
Acute Medicine offers an accessible and concise guide to the practical management of all acute medical problems likely to be encountered in the emergency department, ambulatory care centre, acute medical unit or on the wards. Reflecting the maturation of acute medicine as a separate specialty, the book is divided into common presentations, specific problems and procedures. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on bed-side ultrasonography; throughout, emphasis is placed on patient safety, and the use of flow diagrams, tables and figures ensures that key information is quickly accessible. Thoroughly revised by experts in the subject, and updated to reflect current approaches to diagnosis and management, Acute Medicine is an excellent companion for the trainee as well as an aide-memoire for the more experienced physician.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118644287 20170522
xxxvi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. Advances in E-Governance offers a comprehensive exploration of the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. In this timely book, author Anthony Trotta differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498701181 20170925
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Ladders and Snakes Meritocracy as plutocracy What's wrong with meritocracy? Five problems Meritocracy as social system and as ideological discourse How this book is organised Part one: Genealogies Chapter one: Meritocracy's genealogies in social theory Never start with the dictionary Early genealogies, histories and geographies Ladders and level playing field Socialist roots and critique Social democratic meritocracy The critique of educational essentialism 'Just' meritocracy? The beginnings of neoliberal meritocracy Meritocracy in the neoliberal meritocracy Chapter two: 'Rising up': gender, ethnicity, class and the meritocratic deficit See where your talent takes you Partial progression and painful ladders: mid century welfare Pulling rank: problems with welfarist 'rising up' Selling 1968 Parables of progress: luminous media fables Not so cool: unequal employment Selling inequality: post-feminism, post-race...post-class? Neoliberal justice narratives The egalitarian and the meritocratic deficit Chapter three: The movement of meritocracy in political rhetoric Meritocratic feeling Thatcherism in Britain Major meritocracy Blairism and beyond Aspiration Nation Tragi-comedy: Bojo's 'hard work' Blue-collar billionaires: Farage, Trump and the destabilisation of merit Theresa May and the Middle England meritocrats Aspiration for all? Meritocracy vs. mutuality Part two: Popular parables Chapter four: Just like us? Normcore plutocrats and the popularisation of elitism Meritocracy and the extension of privilege The 1%, the new rentiers and transnational asset-stripping Normcore plutocrats Normcore aristocrats The kind parent Luxury-flaunters The new rich are different Chapter five: #Damonsplaining and the unbearable whiteness of 'merit' #Damonsplaining and externalised white male privilege Post-racial meritocracy The racialization of merit: people The racialization of merit: products The racialization of merit: production Trying to shut women up Calling out the myth of postracial meritocracy Externalised and internalised neoliberal meritocracy Chapter six: Desperate success: Managing the mumpreneur Doing it all Child labour Desperate success Entrepreneurial Man Magical femininity The mumpreneur and the branded self Disaggregation and alternatives Conclusion: Beyond neoliberal meritocracy Failing to convince The journeys of meritocracy What's the alternative? Changing the cultural pull of meritocratic hope Alternatives to the ladder Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for 'talent' to combine with 'effort' in order to 'rise to the top'. This idea is one of the prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture -- and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division. Against Meritocracy is split into two parts. Part I explores the genealogies of meritocracy within social theory, political discourse and working cultures. It traces the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy's meaning, from socialist slur to a contemporary ideal of how a society should be organised. Part II uses a series of case studies to analyse the cultural pull of popular 'parables of progress', from reality TV to the super-rich and celebrity CEOs, from social media controversies to the rise of the 'mumpreneur'. Paying special attention to the role of gender, 'race' and class, this book provides new conceptualisations of the meaning of meritocracy in contemporary culture and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Green Library
pages cm
Green Library