From the Publisher
Praise from the Publisher
"Rankism is far more encompassing than racism, sexism, or ageism and it must be our prime target from now on."
--Studs Terkel, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Working
"Dignity for All gives us the essential tools to stop abuses of rank and to build high-performing institutions and organizations based on respect."
--Wes Boyd, co-founder, MoveOn.org
"This handbook brings an exciting new voice to social science and to the public as well. I believe that these ideas are destined to play an important role in our century."
--Thomas J. Scheff, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara
"A clear mandate for transforming our society into a true democracy."
--Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
About the Author
Robert W. Fuller
earned his Ph.D. in physics at Princeton University and taught at Columbia, where he co-authored Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics
. After serving as president of Oberlin College, he became a "citizen diplomat," working toward improving international relations during the Cold War. During the 1990s, he served as board chair of the non-profit global corporation Internews and promoted democracy via free and independent media. When the Cold War ended with the collapse of the USSR, Fuller reflected on his career and realized that he had been, at different times in his life, a somebody and a nobody. His periodic sojourns into "Nobodyland" led him to identify rankism--abuse of the power inherent in rank--and ultimately to write Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank.
Three years later, he published a sequel that focuses on building a "dignitarian society" titled All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity. With co-author Pamela Gerloff, he has also published Dignity for All: How to Create a World Without Rankism. His most recent books are Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?, From Genome to Wenome: The Key to Universal Dignity, and The Rowan Tree: A Novel.
Pamela A. Gerloff
is the founder of Compelling Vision(tm), a consulting business which provides presentations, training, and consulting to individuals and organizations seeking to create dignitarian environments.