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Book review: against meritocracy: culture, power and myths of mobility by Jo Littler

Burton, Sarah (2018) Book review: against meritocracy: culture, power and myths of mobility by Jo Littler. LSE Review of Books (04 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility, Jo Littler offers a rich analysis that intricately teases out the grasp ‘merit’ and ‘meritocracy’ have on everyday cultural and social narratives of value and power in contemporary society. This is a rewarding contribution to the shared work of challenging hegemonic, neoliberal myths that uphold the status quo, recommends Sarah Burton, and to the building of a better and fairer world.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90080

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