Somebodies and Nobodies
by Robert W. Fuller. read by Richard Newman.
Overcoming the Abuse of Rank
We call race-based discrimination racism; and gender-based discrimination sexism. In Somebodies and Nobodies, Fuller argues that rank-based discrimination, or “rankism,” is a form of discrimination that we all accept. He explains our reluctance to confront rankism, and shows why our tendency to judge people based on their status often leads us astray. Using dozens of examples, Fuller shows how the many forms of injustice and unfairness we attribute to things like sexism and racism are, at base, rankism.
“. . . a wonderful and tremendously important book on the ‘ism’ that is far more encompassing than racism, sexism or ageism. ‘Rankism’ must be our prime target from now on in. Viva Fuller!”Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Working
“A fantastic look at Canada’s version of the ‘red scare'” – “A likely little known piece of Canadian history and heritage…”