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The geeks shall inherit the earth : popularity, quirk theory, and why outsiders thrive after high school

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Kirtland Community College Library LC 210.5 .R63 2011 30775305466238 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 140131077X
  • ISBN: 9781401310776
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 436 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Meet the cafeteria fringe -- Quirk theory and the secret of popularity -- Why are popular people mean? -- In the shadow of the freak tree -- It's good to be the cafeteria fringe -- Challenges -- Misperceptions -- A brief introduction to group psychology -- Why labels stick: the motivations of the normal police -- Changing perceptions -- Two steps forward, one step back -- Popularity doesn't lead to happiness (or better off unpopular?) -- The rise of the cafeteria fringe -- Conclusion: cafeteria fringe: lucky and free.
Summary, etc.: Explores how group identity theories play out among high-school cliques and the students they exclude, offering insight into the ostracism of categorized students while analyzing the long-term effects of peer marginalization.
Subject: Students United States Social conditions
School environment United States
Group identity United States
Conformity United States
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