Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids
By (author) Murray Milner, Jr.
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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids by Murray Milner, Jr.
Book DescriptionFreaks, 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415953917
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Murray Milner, Jr.
Elites, Hardback (November 2014)
At a time when significant social status, economic resources, and political opportunities seem to become ever more unequally distributed and only available to a few, this book represents the first systematic effort in recent years to develop a sociological model of elites and non-elites.
Status and Sacredness, Paperback (April 1994)View all books by Murray Milner, Jr.
Milner argues against the widely held view that the caste system of India is unique. Instead he contends that caste distinctions which appear to be singular or exotic are actually similar to customs elsewhere - a theory that casts into sharp relief the methods by which society is organized around status relations.
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Author Biography - Murray Milner, Jr.
Murray Milner, Jr., is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. His books focus on the many faces of status, and include Status and Sacredness, winner of the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Publication Award, Unequal Care, and The Illusion of Equality.
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