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

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

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

  • Title: Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School
  • Author: Penelope Eckert
  • ISBN: 9780807729632
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School By Penelope Eckert 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.
    Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School By Penelope Eckert

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    One thought on “Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School

    1. Ryan John on said:

      I went into this book thinking that it would be dated After all, who still uses the term burnout However, I found this book to be still relevant On the surface, it covers the evolution of two polarized social groups in high schools A couple of conclusions that the book reaches is that family background does not necessarily dictate 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 high [...]

    2. Jerry on said:

      kind of absurd if you ve ever taken a class with her, you hear about this book all the time but the work remains a classic and sparks off a lot of really unexpected ideas for me it s really good to think with, even if you re not interested in classical variation studies in sociolinguistics.

    3. Dan Sharber on said:

      very cool and interesting ethnography read this to learn what you should already know burnouts rule and jocks suck

    4. Jessica on said:

      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.

    5. Nat on said:

      I was a clear Jock in Eckert s sense in high school varsity soccer, debate team, cared a lot about my grades, etc I should have read this book 25 years ago it would have served as a very helpful corrective, and turned me on to the wisdom of the Burnouts egalitarianism, solidarity, and a critical attitude to the way the managerial social structure of the school expresses the social structure of American society As Eckert puts it on the last page of the book What s good for the Burnouts is good fo [...]

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