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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Linguistic Variation as Social Practice: Carrie rated it really liked it Dec 30, Anyone who works with kids should read this book, since it also discusses how the formation of these categories begins much before high school. 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.
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Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School by Penelope Eckert
The concepts of class divide and privilege are also explored, and so many times I found myself saying “that’s so true” and thinking jpcks the implications that the conclusions mentioned in this book have for the world beyond high school. Julio Alicea rated it really liked it Aug 24, After all, who still uses the term “burnout? Kathy rated it liked it Oct 15, 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 school.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book avoids assigning value judgments to being a jock or a burnout, and while reading, I found myself identifying and sympathizing more with the burnouts, although I wouldn’t have considered myself a member of either group when I was in anx school Eckert calls these people “in-betweens”, which apparently was a name also used by such people to describe themselves.
Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School
So, if you and someone else you know play football together, you are sharing a social practice. Who do you think would be more polite and respectful towards others? I went into this book thinking that it would be dated. What was she researching?
Eckert found that people tend to speak more like their friends — those who shared social practices together — than others belonging in the same demographic category as them, ie. She did this by observing friendship groups in a school jocs Detroit; this method of detailed observation of a community is known as ethnography.
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Would you expect the speech of the girl in the top picture to burnkuts greatly different from the speech of the boy in the bottom picture? 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 I jocis into this book thinking that it would be dated.
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Sandra rated it liked it Mar 02, Beth Link rated it it was ok Oct 10, 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. Theresia rated it really liked it Feb 02, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Scott Nelson rated it really liked it May 20, Would you expect the topic of conversation to be about school in a negative or positive way?