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Freaks, geeks, and cool kids : teenagers in an era of consumerism, standardized tests, and social media

Milner, Murray. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library HQ 796 .M55 2016 30775305518053 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781138013438 (hbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1138013439 (hbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781138013445 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1138013447 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781315795133 (ebk)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

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General Note:
Earlier edition published in 2006.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-351) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I. The puzzle and the tools -- ch. 1. Why do they behave like that? -- ch. 2. The tools for understanding -- Part II. Explaining teens' behavior -- ch. 3. Fitting in, standing out, and keeping up -- ch. 4. Steering clear, hanging out, and hooking up -- ch. 5. Exchanges, labels, and put-downs -- Part III. Why schools vary -- ch. 6. Pluralistic high school -- ch. 7. Other kinds of schools -- Part IV. Teen status systems and consumerism -- ch. 8. Creating consumers -- ch. 9. Consuming life -- ch. 10. Conclusions and implications -- Part V. Fifteen years later -- ch. 11. Fifteen years later -- Appendix I: The theory of status relations: elaborations -- Appendix II: Data and methods -- Appendix III: Sample research materials -- Appendix IV: Data and method 2013-14.
Summary, etc.: "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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Teenagers
Teenagers United States
Teenage consumers
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