A short soliloquy on merit

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Merit is often considered to be a neutral and therefore fair way to judge quality. Through soliloquy and graphics, this essay deconstructs and interrogates the definition of merit, revealing the ways that it is tied to standardization and dominant knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalDepartures in Critical Qualitative Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019


  • Deconstruction
  • Diversity
  • Merit
  • Power
  • Soliloquy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication


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