Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids by Murray Milner, Jr.
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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids

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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids by Murray Milner, Jr.

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415953917
ISBN-10: 041595391X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Elites by 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 by Murray Milner, Jr. Status and Sacredness, Paperback (April 1994)

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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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