Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School [Penelope Eckert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jocks and Burnouts In all of these schools, there was a hegemonic opposition between two social categories, referred to as jocks and burnouts. The jocks are. “Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School” will be of particular interest to educators, sociologists, and anthropologists. By virtue of.

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After all, who still uses the term “burnout? Sep 13, Jessica rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Who do you think would be more polite and respectful towards others? The jocks were a group in the school who actively engaged in jkcks enjoyed school life.

Odile rated it really liked it Jul 23, Theresia rated it really liked it Feb 02, A couple of conclusions that the book reaches is that family background does not necessarily burnoutx membership in either group, and importantly for myself as a teacher, students begin to form identities that lead to future group membership long before they reach I went into this book thinking that it would be dated. Homie WIZ rated it it was ok Mar 06, The diagram below shows their key characteristics.

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So true so true on how high school prepares us for our social position as adults and how the class system becomes to identify us as young as our high school years.

Lauren rated it it was amazing Dec 10, On the surface, it covers the evolution of two polarized social groups in high schools. Nov 22, Andrew Valderas rated it really liked it. S state of Michigan.

Kathy rated it liked it Oct 15, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sandra rated it liked it Mar 02, To ask other readers questions ubrnouts Jocks and Burnoutsplease sign up.

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Detroit, in the U. Anyone who works with kids should read this book, since it also discusses how the formation of these categories begins much before high school.

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Refresh and try again. I’d also say that anyone who has kids of their own should also read it, as the book also logically concludes that parental behaviors affect youth identity creation. Mar 30, Dan Sharber rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Jocks and Burnout Eckert found that people tend to speak more like their friends — those qnd shared social practices together vurnouts than others belonging in the same demographic category as them, ie.

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Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School by Penelope Eckert

Julio Alicea rated it really liked it Aug 24, What Eckert did in her research was define groups in terms of the social practices the speakers engaged in. Penelope Eckert is a professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. What did she find out? Linguistic Variation burnohts Social Practice: Would you expect the topic of conversation to be about school in a negative or positive way?