This essay examines how, in the academy, the language of merit is used to discipline and conform bodies to the standards set up to uphold conditions that benefiting whiteness. Therefore, the violence of merit is one of the ways whiteness reasserts itself.
The Violence of Merit
Marina Levina is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Film at the University of Memphis. Correspondence to: Marina Levina, Department of Communication and Film, University of Memphis, 212 Art and Communication Building, 3715 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Marina Levina; The Violence of Merit. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2020; 9 (1): 20–24. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.20
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