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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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. Paperbackpages. Cassie Knaff rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Homie WIZ rated it it was ok Mar 06, Julio Alicea rated it really liked it Aug 24, What did she find out?

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

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Jessica rated it liked it Jul 17, Jul 22, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 03, 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.

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.

Anyone who works with kids should read this book, since it also discusses how the formation of these categories begins much before high school. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The jockd below shows their key characteristics.

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Would you expect the topic of conversation to be about school in a negative or positive way? So, if you and someone else you know play football together, you are sharing a social practice.

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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. Aubrey Vogel rated burrnouts liked it May 10, Detroit, in the U. What Eckert did in her research was define groups in terms of the social practices the speakers engaged in. On the surface, it covers the evolution of two polarized social groups in high schools.

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