Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids / Edition 1

Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids / Edition 1

by Murray Milner
4.5 28
ISBN-10:
041595391X
ISBN-13:
9780415953917
Pub. Date:
06/01/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids / Edition 1

Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids argues that the teenage behaviors that annoy adults do not arise from "hormones," bad parenting, poor teaching, or "the media," but from adolescents' lack of power over the central features of their lives: they must attend school; they have no control over the curriculum; they can't choose who their classmates are. What teenagers do have is the power to create status systems and symbols that not only exasperate adults, but also impede learning and maturing. Ironically, parents, educators, and businesses are inadvertently major contributors to these outcomes.

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ISBN-13: 9780415953917
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Puzzle and the Tools 1. Why Do They Behave Like That 2. The Tools for Understanding II. Explaining Teens’ Behavior 3. Fitting in, Standing out, and Keeping up 4. Steering Clear, Hanging out, and Hooking up 5. Exchanges, Labels, and Put Downs III. Why Schools Vary 6. The Pluralistic High School 7. Other Kinds of Schools IV. Teen Status Systems and Consumerism 8. Creating Consumers 9. Consuming Life 10. Conclusions and Implications

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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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