All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity
By: Robert W. Fuller (author)Paperback
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Robert Fuller's bestseller "Somebodies and Nobodies diagnosed and named the malady of rankism -- "what somebodies may do to nobodies." In this sequel, he further explores the social and psychological costs of this problem and counters it with the vision of a "dignitarian" society. Drawing on his experiences as a scientist, college president, and public diplomat, Fuller identifies rankism as the chief obstacle to achieving the American vision of liberty and justice for all -- and he spells out the steps required to eradicate it. Beginning with a call to action, the author exposes what is at stake by demonstrating rankism's poisonous presence in politics, business, and even personal relationships. By way of solutions, he offers alternative dignitarian models for several fundamental parts of society, including education, healthcare, politics, and religion. All Rise illuminates the subtle, often dysfunctional workings of power in all our interactions, and shows why change is not only desirable but vital.
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.
Introduction: What Is Rankism? Chapter 1: Life and Liberty at Stake Chapter 2: Dignity and Recognition Chapter 3: Models of Dignity Chapter 4: Dignity in the Workplace Chapter 5: Learning with Dignity Chapter 6: Rankism Can Be Harmful to Your Health Chapter 7:The Social Contract in a Dignitarian Society Chapter 8: The Politics of Dignity Chapter 9: A Culture of Dignity Chapter 10: Globalizing Dignity Chapter 11: Religion in a Dignitarian World Chapter 12: The Stealth Revolution Afterword: All Rise for Dignity
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