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The Resource Identity capitalists : the powerfulinsiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality, Nancy Leong

Identity capitalists : the powerfulinsiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality, Nancy Leong

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Identity capitalists : the powerfulinsiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality
Title
Identity capitalists
Title remainder
the powerfulinsiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Leong
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nancy Leong reveals how powerful people and institutions use diversity to their own advantage and how the rest of us can respond-and do better. Why do people accused of racism defend themselves by pointing to their black friends? Why do men accused of sexism inevitably talk about how they love their wife and daughters? Why do colleges and corporations alike photoshop people of color into their websites and promotional materials? And why do companies selling everything from cereal to sneakers go out of their way to include a token woman or person of color in their advertisements? In this groundbreaking book, Nancy Leong coins the term "identity capitalist" to label the powerful insiders who eke out social and economic value from people of color, women, LGBTQ people, the poor, and other outgroups. Leong deftly uncovers the rules that govern a system in which all Americans must survive: the identity marketplace. She contends that the national preoccupation with diversity has, counterintuitively, allowed identity capitalists to infiltrate the legal system, educational institutions, the workplace, and the media. Using examples from law to literature, from politics to pop culture, Leong takes readers on a journey through the hidden agendas and surprising incentives of various in group actors. She also uncovers a dire dilemma for outgroup members: do they play along and let their identity be used by others, or do they protest and risk the wrath of the powerful? Arming readers with the tools to recognize and mitigate the harms of exploitation, Identity Capitalists reveals what happens when we prioritize diversity over equality
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Midwest
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Leong, Nancy,
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Discrimination
  • Exploitation
  • Exploitation
  • Group identity
  • Minorities
Target audience
adult
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Identity capitalists : the powerfulinsiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality, Nancy Leong
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multicolored
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  • txt
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MWT13823329
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503614277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13823329
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remote
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13823329
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Identity capitalists : the powerfulinsiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality, Nancy Leong
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13823329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503614277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13823329
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13823329
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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