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

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

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Identity capitalists : the powerful insiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality
Title
Identity capitalists
Title remainder
the powerful insiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Leong
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When accused of racism, why do people so often reference their non-white friends? Why do large companies prominently display photos of women and non-white people on their websites? Why do straight white male politicians go out of their way to draw attention to their diverse supporters? This is the first book to comprehensively examine how "identity capitalists", or members of powerful in-groups or institutions, derive social and economic value from out-group or minority identities. Nancy Leong argues that members of ingroups-a category that varies depending on the situation, but who are most often white, male, straight, wealthy, or all of the above-are often "identity capitalists." They derive social and economic value from the identities of outgroup members such as non-white people, women, LGBTQ people, and the poor. Identity Capitalists develops a framework for understanding identity capitalism and demonstrates that the process of deriving value from identity is common and pervasive, with roots in the American social and legal preoccupation with diversity. Drawing timely examples from pop culture, politics, and the law, Leong shows how identity capitalism occurs nearly everywhere, from schools to workplaces to entertainment. Identity capitalism often creates a dilemma for members of outgroups: do they reluctantly tolerate the way the ingroup is using their identity, or do they protest the use of their identity and risk negative repercussions from the ingroup? Leong argues that identity capitalism is overall a negative phenomenon that leads to cynicism about identity and exploitation of identity outgroups. She also considers how identity capitalism intersects with the legal system, offering examples from antidiscrimination law and beyond. The book concludes by considering both the promise and limitations of legal reform for mitigating the harms of identity capitalism, and encourages people to turn the lens of identity capitalism on their own lives"--
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Leong, Nancy
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Group identity
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Exploitation
  • Exploitation
  • Minorities
  • Discrimination
Label
Identity capitalists : the powerful insiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality, Nancy Leong
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:512900/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting used : an introduction -- Fake diversity -- All-American exploitation -- Anxiety and absolution -- Identity entrepreneurs -- Unequal protection -- The law of identity capitalism -- Boycott -- Conclusion : we, identity capitalists
Control code
on1154975868
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781503610132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154975868
Label
Identity capitalists : the powerful insiders who exploit diversity to maintain inequality, Nancy Leong
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:512900/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting used : an introduction -- Fake diversity -- All-American exploitation -- Anxiety and absolution -- Identity entrepreneurs -- Unequal protection -- The law of identity capitalism -- Boycott -- Conclusion : we, identity capitalists
Control code
on1154975868
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781503610132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154975868

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