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Robert W. Fuller

Robert W. Fuller named the problem of rankism in Somebodies and Nobodies and described how societies can promote universal dignity in All Rise. With Pamela A. Gerloff he co-wrote Dignity for All - a handbook for the Dignity Movement. His most recent books are Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?, Genomes, Menomes, Wenomes: Neuroscience and Human Dignity, and The Rowan Tree: A Novel.



Bibliography

Print Media and Online Articles

This page includes a selection of interviews with and articles about Robert Fuller. Find articles written by Dr. Fuller here here.

Scanned Articles (PDF)

Chaudhry, Lakshmi. The Power of Mean. In These Times, November 2006.

Chihari, Michelle. The Somebody Mystique and the Rise of the Uppity Nobody. Alternet, April 2003.

Choi, Sharon. Nobody Knows: Robert Fuller on How the Abuse of Rank Damages Community. Real Change News, July 2006.

Crawford, Trish. Why are Bullies Admired? Toronto Star, September 2006.

Fenton, Traci. Democracy in the Workplace. Christian Science Monitor, August 2006.

Fisher, Diana. Rankism: Bullying Someone of Lower Rank at Work. Canadian Living, June 2008.

Gerloff, Pamela. Standing Up to Rankism. More Than Money, Winter 2004.

Gilbert, Katie. All Rise: The Age of Dignity. Psychology Today, August 2006.

Gonzalez, Roberto J. A Four-Letter Word is Behind All Our Troubles. San Francisco Chronicle, April 2003.

Immen, Wallace. Another Trait for the Outlaw List: Abuse of Rank. Globe and Mail, August 2006.

Johnson, L.A. Examples of Pulling Rank Play Out at the Olympics. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2008.

Jones, Allen. A Letter from the Dean. Grace Notes, June/July 2003.

Kleiner, Art. Diversity and Its Discontents. Strategy + Business, Spring 2004.

LaBarre, Polly. I’m a Somebody – Get Me Out of Here!. Fast Company, June 2003.

Laidig, Jean. Dickens with a Twist. Portfolio Weekly, August 2006.

Lynch, Dina Beach. Take Action Against Rankism. Ezine Articles, August 2006.

Martin, Joan. Reduce the Negative Effects of Rankism in the Workplace. Grayson County News Gazette, June 2006.

McCarthy, Gerry. The Social Edge Interview: Author Robert Fuller on Somebodies and Nobodies. TheSocialEdge.com, Summer 2003

McLellan, Wendy. Reducing Workplace Indignities Raises the Bottom Line. The Province, October 2006.

McLellan, Wendy. Everybody on Job is a ‘Somebody’. The StarPhoenix, December 2006.

Mieszkowski, Katharine. Hey, That’s Rankist! Salon.com, August 2006.

Polito, Joseph. How About Rankism? Catholic New Times, November 2004.

Prontzos, Peter. Arise, Nobodies, and Throw Off the Tyranny of the Somebodies. The Vancouver Sun, July 2003.

Renesch, John. The New Literacy. FutureShapers Monthly, September 2006.

Richardson, Elaina. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. O: The Oprah Magazine, April 2003.

Roth, Mark. Author Strives to Raise the Rank of *Nobodies* to *Somebodies*. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 2005.

Salamon, Julie. Tilting at Windbags: A Crusade Against Rank. The New York Times, July 2004.

Schultz, Connie. “Here’s a Little Tip About Gratuities”. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Reprinted in Benjamin Shors News Editing Blog, September 2008.

Schultz, Connie. Sharing Respect With Everyone. The Plain Dealer, May 2003.

Seger, Liz. People Have Right to Dignity, Even in a Rankist Society. Welland Tribune, May 2007.

Scheff, Thomas. Dignity for All: How to Create a World without Rankism. PsycheCritiques, 2008.

Steiner, John. Somebodies and Nobodies: How We Abuse Each Other. Tikkun.

S+B Leading Ideas Interview. The Dignitarian Way. Strategy+Business, February 2007.

Trunk, Penelope. A Battle Cry for the Rank and File. The Boston Globe, August 2006.

Vaughan, Andrew. Politics: Root of All ‘Isms’. The Brooklyn Rail: Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics, and Culture, October 2006.

 

Articles Online and Other Mentions

Anonymous. Academic Issues Outside the Classroom. Academe, September 2006.

AllisoninSeattle. … and with Dignity for All. Daily Kos, May 2006.

Attacking Rank: A New Fad to Beat Bossism. The Tribune. (India, Editorial in Online Edition), July 2004.

Bauwens, Michael. Dignitarianism: A P2P Movement? P2P Foundation, March 2006.

Bok, Patrik. Würde und der kleine Terror von nebenan. Heise online. Magazine for Technology (Germany), April 2005.

Bullying. Just Fight On! Against Workplace Bullying and Abuse. Accessed January 2006.

Chang, Irene. Family Focus – Banish Bullying. Working Mother Magazine, July 2008.

Childers, Clayton. Nobody Deserves to be Nobodied. The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, September 2006.

Choi, Sharon. Nobody Knows: Robert Fuller on How the Abuse of Rank Damages Community. Real Change News, July 2006.

The Co-Intelligence Institute.

Cornelus, Serge Word of the Day: Rankism

Crawford, Trisha. Why Are Bullies Admired? The Toronto Star, September 2006.

DDC-I Online News. DDC-I Software Tools. Updated January 2006.

Die neue Generation ‘P': Wir müssen draußen bleiben. Sueddeutsche.de. August 2005.

Discrimination. Foosquare.com.

Diversity Beyond Quotas. Impact magazine. WIPFLI. 1 August 2004.

Dhruve, Chetan. Rankism: Why Your Boss is Programmed to Be a Dictator, May 2006.

Diversity and Its Discontents. ManyWorlds.com, March 2004.

Doc Searls. Digging Dignity, June 2006.

Don’t Nobody Anybody. New Society News, June 2003.

du Plessis, Joy, Mona Habib, et al. In My Classroom: A Guide to Reflective Practice. American Institutes for Research. 2002. Online version. Improving Educational Quality.

Dyson, Esther. Somebodies and Nobodies, March 2004.

Ellman, Robert. Dignity’s Apostle: My Interview with Robert W. Fuller. Political Cortex, May 2006.

Effective Commuications. The Acorn Centre.

Fenton, Traci. Democracy in the Workplace. Christian Science Monitor, August 2006.

Former Oberlin President to Address Abuse of Rank. College Street Journal.
Online edition. 19 September 2003.

Fortier, Mark. Strategy + Business. Goldberg McDuffie Communications. February 2004.

Front Porch Talk. Looks Like One Place to Start, June 2006.

Gilbert, Katie. All Rise: The Age of Dignity. Psychology Today Online, July 2006.

Grohol, John. Rankism: “Dr. John Grohol’s” Psych Central. Updated 1 January 2006.

Hadden, Richard and Bill Catlette. How to Succeed in Business without Getting a Big Head. Contented Cow Partners.

Harnisch, Ruth Ann. Rankism Rankles. BookCrossing Newsletter, January 2006.

Harnisch, Ruth Ann.The Dalton Pen Communications Awards. “2005 Impacting Our World Awards.”

Heuer, Stephanie. Abstract of presentation. Somebodies and Nobodies. Dublin Metaphorum. May 2005.

If the Dignity Movement can make it to the bestseller lists. . .. BookCrossing Newsletter, June 2006.

Immen, Walter. Another Trait For the Outlaw List: Abuse of Rank. The Globe and Mail. August 2006.

Ingram, Patreese. The Ups and Downs of the Workplace. Journal of Extension, June, 2006.

Is Your Company Guilty of Rankism? About.com: Retail Industry, March 2004.

Johnson, L.A. Examples of Pulling Rank Play Out at the Olympics. Pittsburgh Post Gazette. August, 2008.

Kleiner, Art. Diversity and its Discontents. Strategy and Business, Spring 2004.

Laidig, Jean. Dickens with a Twist. Portfolio Weekly, August 2006.

Lynch, Dina Beach. Take Action Against Rankism, eZine Articles, August 2006.

Manzi, Lisa. Revolution Is Still On. Lam (b). June, 2006.

Mark, Barbara. Somebodies and Nobodies. Voice: The International Association of Coaches. “Message from the President.”

Martin, Joan. Reduce the Negative Effects of Rankism in the Workplace. Grayson County News Gazette, June 2006.

McLellan, Wendy. Reducing Workplace Indignities Raises the Bottom Line. The Province, October 2006.

Memmott, Mark. In Egypt, Blogging Can Land You in Jail. USA Today: On Deadline, May 2006.

Mieszkowski, Katharine. “Hey, that’s Rankist!”. Salon, August 2006.

Mindell, Amy and Arnold. Worldwork.

Moeckel, Dieter and Margot. Red tailed Black Cockatoo, June 2006.

Mullins, Larry. Abuse of Power: Cautionary Retail Tale. Furniture World. 5 October 2005.

New ‘Ism': Rankism – Behavior of People Who Think They Are Superior. Community Arts Network. API News. July 2004.

Opinion: Rankism. Thin Book Publishing.

Newberger, David Discrimination/Rankism the New Policy of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe”

Off the Cuff. Catholic New Times. November 2004.

Pour le Prof. Le Café Pedagogique.

Rankism. Dignitarian Foundation. Updated 25 April 2005.

Renesch, John. Overcoming Rankism: Creating a Dignitarian Culture. Better Future News #60. 1 July 2003.
Robert Fuller. Nuggets of Wisdom.

Satin, Mark “Rankism” (the abuse of rank) — last big barrier to a just and decent society?, February 2006.

Shoemaker, H. Stephen. The Revelatory Crisis of Abu Ghraib Prison. Sermon. Myers Park Baptist Church. June 2004.

Siver, Stanford. A Brief Introduction to Deep Democracy. Global Process Institute. 2005
______. A Process Oriented View of Conflict Psychology. Global Process Institute. 1-44. April 2005.

Snow, Tony. Insight. Jewish World Review. July 2005.

Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank. University of Calgary. “In the News.” March 2005.

Sparks, Dennis. Rankism Must Be Expelled from School. National Staff Development Council. April 2004.YES.

Trunk, Penelope. A Battle Cry for the Rank and File. Boston Globe, August 2006.

(This article was also published on Featurewell, The Hook, BostonWork, IndyMedia, Office Pirates, Workplace Fairness, Ottawa Citizen, Prof. Tom Blog, and Brazen Careerist.)

Unmasking Rankism: Changing the Tolerance of Disrespect in our Schools.

Valian, Virginia. “Gender Equity in Higher Education: What the President of Harvard Doesn’t Know or How Molehills Become Mountains of Inequity. Speech. University of Wisconsin, 2004.

Vaughan, Andrew. Politics: Root of All ‘Isms’. The Brooklyn Rail: Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics, and Culture, October 2006.

Williams, Byron. ‘Rank’ Discrimination Leaves me with a Bitter Aftertaste. Huffington Post, February 2006.

Wipfli Accountants & Advising. Diversity Beyond Quotas. Impact Magazine, August 2004.

Wong, Paul T. P. President’s Column: I’m glad that I’m a nobody: A positive psychology of humility International Network on Personal Meaning.

“You Don’t Know Me”. im glad that im a nobody, June 2006.

 

Special Topic: Rankism and the Internet

Garfunkel, Jon. Encountering Rankism, 2006.

Hodder, Mary. Link Love Lost, August 2005.

Leung, Julie. Why do metrics matter? Which metrics matter?, August 2005.

Levin, Adina. Mary Hodder on Blog Community Discovering, August 2005.

Levin, Adina. Avoid Rankism With Clouds, August 2005.

Mayfield, Ross. I am 344, Hear me Roar, August 2005.

Mayfield, Ross. 43 blogs, February 2006.

Mejias, Ulises. Blogging: Between the economics of attention and a new awareness of the social

P2P Foundation. Dignitarianism: A P2P Movement?

 

Other Articles in Print
Crawford, Trish. “Pecking Order Shreds Self Esteem.” The Toronto Star, October 2003.

“Educators, Futurists Envision the Universities of the Future.” World Academy of Art and Science Newsletter, February 2005.

Family Circle Magazine, July 2008.

Knisely, Robert. “Rank Prejudice.” Washington Monthly. April 2003, Vol. 35, Issue4.

Kornblum, Janet. USA Today, August 2008.

Landforce, Debora. “Women Lawyers: Navigating Your Legal Career.” InSight. Issue 60. December 2005.

McCarthy, Gerry. “The Social Edge Interview: Author Robert Fuller on ‘Somebodies and Nobodies.'” The Social Edge. Summer 2003.

McDonough, Mark. “Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank.” More than Money. “Money and Leadership.” Issue 35. March 2004.

“The Next Step for Human Rights.” Utne. November/December 2003.

“Nobodies of the World, Please Unite.” Wilson Quarterly. Autumn 2003, Vol. 27, Issue 4.

Papa, Kimberly. Ladies Home Journal. December 2008.

Polito, Joseph. “How About Rankism?” Catholic New Times. Toronto. 7 November 2004.

Salamon, Julie. “Tilting at Windbags: A Crusade against Rank.” The New York Times. 10 July 2004.

Sandstrom, Karen. The Plain Dealer. July 2008.

Schultz, Connie. “Here’s a Little Tip About Gratuities.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 1 April 2004.
______, “The Real Gift of Doing unto Others.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 23 December 2002.
______. “Sharing Respect with Everyone.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 12 May 2003.
______. “Stamp that Blame ‘Return to Sender.'” The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 12 January 2006.
______. “Taking It Out on the Clerks.” Op-Ed. The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 14 January 2006.

Smart Business Magazine, August 2008.

Walker, Jim “Do We Need Another “Ism”?: Robert Fuller and the Theory of Rankism.” Nuvo Newsweekly. Indianapolis. 8 October 2003.

Wellman, Laurel. “Pulling Rank on Kitties, Monkeys and France.” San Francisco Chronicle. 28 March 2003.

Print reviews of Somebodies and Nobodies can be found here.