Jocks and Burnouts

Jocks and Burnouts : Social Categories and Identity in the High School

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This ethnographic study of adolescent social structure in a Michigan high school provides a brilliant new perspective on class-based reactions between individual students and the school. Dr. Eckert shows how the school's institutional environment fosters the formation of opposed class cultures in the student population, which in turn serve as a social tracking system.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.91 x 229.11 x 14.99mm | 263.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0807729639
  • 9780807729632
  • 1,319,718

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"This insightful and original piece of research adds greatly to our understanding of stratification among adolescents." Contemporary Sociology
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About Penelope Eckert

Penelope Eckert is Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at Stanford University, where she has also directed the program in Feminist Studies.
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88 ratings
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4 38% (33)
3 31% (27)
2 14% (12)
1 1% (1)
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