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A graphic deconstruction of “<b>merit</b>.” The concept of <b>merit</b> may appear neutra...
Published: 01 December 2019
A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral, but is infused with notions of standardization, standing in sharp contrast to diversity and difference. Image created and provided by author. A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral More
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 20–24.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Marina Levina 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. © 2020 by the Regents of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 25–32.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Julie-Ann Scott In this essay, I autoethnographically map my experience of pursuing and then denouncing the “religion” of merit into which I was indoctrinated in my white, second-generation immigrant household. I argue that my disabled body is marked as visible through medical discourse that...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
... subject intentionally engages in performances of identity that can be leveraged to decolonize merit in the ivory tower. © 2020 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press's...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 47–49.
Published: 01 December 2019
...A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral, but is infused with notions of standardization, standing in sharp contrast to diversity and difference. Image created and provided by author. A graphic deconstruction of “merit.” The concept of merit may appear neutral...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 64–68.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of superiority sounds, it is repeatedly steeped in the consciousness of white people from a very early age. In discussing what it means to have merit among a diverse population, it should be considered that the parties involved are speaking with different definitions. White merit is defined by...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 3–9.
Published: 01 December 2019
... pervades communication studies. In fact, the discipline has long had a racism problem, silenced by overarching structures that deploy the language of civility to erase conversations that call out this problem. This special issue, “Merit, Whiteness, and Privilege,” focuses on the racial, ideological, and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 50–56.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mohan J. Dutta This affective/sensorial performance, woven through with interlocking poetic and narrative expressions, voices the visceral wounds of racism that form the infrastructures of communication studies. It grapples with the merit games that make up White hegemony, seeking to render visible...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 30–34.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ahmet Atay In this narrative-based response essay, my goal is to contribute to discussions of merit and diversity while highlighting the international/queer scholar perspective. I present my experiences in US higher education and communication studies. In particular, I narrate lived experiences...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2019
... relevant to questions of merit and distinction. Like Deleuze, the author assumes that allusive and even metaphysical prose employing neologisms and creative (re)interpretation of language can be especially helpful when critiquing and seeking to understand repetition, tradition, and hierarchies that have...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 82–88.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... The Bridge Called Our Back is broken. The Bridge Called Our Back is made to collapse. The Bridge Called Our Back is in need of serious repair. 12 Our merits are under assault. Our labor fully utilized with little to no compensation. Our faces shine on glossy brochures. To paint a...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., and merit in academia. © 2019 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints...
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The definition of “<b>merit</b>.” Google and the Google logo are registered tradem...
Published: 01 December 2019
The definition of “merit.” Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google LLC, used with permission 3 The definition of “merit.” Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google LLC, used with permission3 More
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 11–19.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Communication Association Executive Committee's decision regarding the selection of new Distinguished Scholars. The essay offers a descriptive analysis that places merit and inheritance in conversation and argues for five specific strategies for countering white supremacy in the academy. © 2020 by the Regents...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 89–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Nick J. Sciullo In this essay, I argue that the problem with merit is not that people should not be given what they deserve, but rather that what certain people deserve is devalued in a merit-based system depending on their identity. This means that quite often achievement is not evaluated equally...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 76–81.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Meritocracy intersects with other American values, particularly individual freedom and whiteness, to create the illusion that people succeed or fail based on their own individual merit and effort. This essay surveys examples of exclusion in higher education to show that the ideals of meritocracy are...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 35–40.
Published: 01 December 2019
... current political struggle with issues of diversity and intellectual merit. Drawing from personal experiences and observations, I argue that communication pedagogy is essentially a double-edged sword that simultaneously liberates and subjugates. The goal of the essay is articulated in a pointed call to...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 120–121.
Published: 01 May 2020
... color. My field was a few decades delayed in its rage over this obvious display of structural racism and bigotry, but the rage was overwhelmingly welcomed. As a card-carrying member, I offered to open one issue of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research ( DCQR ) for a special issue on “Merit...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., no. 2 (2018): 254–66. 5. Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Boston: Beacon, 2018). 6. Ronald L. Jackson II and Ashley McDonald, “The Violence of White Entitlement and the Hypocrisy of Earned Merit,” Departures in Critical...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2020
... our readers to the first issue of Volume 9 of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research ( DCQR ). In many ways, this issue is a continuation—both directly and indirectly—of our “Merit, Whiteness, and Privilege” special issue ( DCQR 8.4). The special issue came about as a response to a...