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 by Penelope Eckert

After all, who still uses the term “burnout? Randi Beth rated it liked it Sep 29, Theresia rated it jocls liked it Feb 02, 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.

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Filip rated it it was ok Jan 30, 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. Return to Book Page.


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 buronuts teacher, students begin to form identities that lead to future group membership long before they reach high school.

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

Refresh and try again. Amy rated it really liked it Jul 21, Paperbackpages. Jul 22, Burnouys rated it really liked it Shelves: Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 03, I feel like I did a bad job of reviewing this book, but as an educator and someone who finds sociological studies to be interesting, I can’t recommend it enough. Mar 30, Dan Sharber rated it really liked it Shelves: Kathy rated it liked it Oct 15, jjocks Jessica rated it it was ok Sep 24, Carina rated it really liked it Apr 23, Would you expect the speech of the girl in the top picture to be greatly different from the speech of the boy in the bottom picture?

Homie WIZ rated it it was ok Mar 06, Scott Nelson rated it really liked it May 20, The concepts of class divide and privilege are also explored, and so many times I found myself saying “that’s so true” and thinking about the implications that the conclusions mentioned in this book have for the world beyond high school. To ask other readers questions about Jocks and Burnoutsplease sign up.


Penelope Eckert – High School Ethnography

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Would you expect the topic of conversation to be about school in a negative or burniuts way? Odile rated it really liked it Jul 23, Trivia About Jocks and Burnout 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.

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Lauren rated it it was amazing Dec 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.

The burnouts were quite the opposite of the jocks, choosing not to become involved and interactive with the goings-on of the school and engaging in rebellious behaviour.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.