Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption

Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption

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by Murray Milner Jr.
     
 

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In this timely and insightful book, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. Drawing upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high school and 300 written interviews about high schools across the country, he argues that consumer culture has greatly impacted the way our youth relate to one another and

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In this timely and insightful book, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. Drawing upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high school and 300 written interviews about high schools across the country, he argues that consumer culture has greatly impacted the way our youth relate to one another and understand themselves and society. He also suggests that the status systems in high schools are in and of themselves an important contributing factor to the creation and maintenance of consumer capitalism explaining the importance of designer jeans and designer drugs in an effort to be the coolest kid in the class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134000319
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,040,345
File size:
680 KB

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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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