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

Randi Beth rated it liked it Sep 29, Want to Read saving…. So along came Eckert with the idea of the role of social burnuots.

Meghan rated it did not like it Jan 18, What did she find out? 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. Acacia rated it really liked it Jul 11, So, if you and someone else you know play football together, you are sharing a social practice.

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S state of Michigan. I went into this book thinking that it would be dated. Burnuts Zanetti rated it liked it Jul 27, Beth Link rated it it was ok Oct 10, On the surface, it covers the evolution of two polarized social groups in high schools. She did this by observing friendship groups in a school in Detroit; this method of detailed observation of a community is known as ethnography.

Kathy rated it liked it Oct 15, Nov 22, Andrew Valderas rated it really liked it. Cassie Knaff rated it it was amazing Jan 06, What she established were two very different groups in the school, the jocks and the burnoutseach containing individuals with a mix of social class parental occupation, jocke etc.

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After all, who still uses the term “burnout? Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mar 30, Dan Sharber rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Trivia About Jocks and Burnout Carrie rated it really liked it Dec 30, Michelle rated it liked it Apr 15, 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 high school Eckert calls these people “in-betweens”, which apparently was a name also used by such people to describe themselves.

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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.

Julio Alicea rated it really liked it Aug 24, Carina rated it really liked it Apr 23, Theresia rated it really liked it Feb 02, Preview — Jocks and Burnouts by Penelope Eckert.

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. Filip rated it it was ok Jan 30,

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