Merit is often considered to be a neutral and therefore fair way to judge quality. Through soliloquy and graphics, this essay deconstructs and interrogates the definition of merit, revealing the ways that it is tied to standardization and dominant knowledge.
A Short Soliloquy on Merit
Sarah J. Tracy is Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Correspondence to: Sarah J. Tracy, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University, PO Box 871205, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. Email: Sarah.Tracy@asu.edu.
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Sarah J. Tracy; A Short Soliloquy on Merit. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2019; 8 (4): 47–49. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.47
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