Freaks, geeks, and cool kids : American teenagers, schools, and the culture of consumption (Book, 2006) [Huntingdon College Houghton Memorial Library]
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Freaks, geeks, and cool kids : American teenagers, schools, and the culture of consumption

Author: Murray Milner
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Routledge pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Argues that the teenage behaviors that annoy adults do not arise from "hormones," bad parenting, poor teaching, or "the media," but from adolescents' lack of power over the central features of their  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Milner
ISBN: 041595391X 9780415953917
OCLC Number: 441858998
Notes: Hardcover ed. originally published: 2004.

Huntingdon College Houghton Memorial Library notes:
Hardcover ed. originally published : 2004.
Description: XIV, 305 str. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The puzzle and the tools --
Why do they behave like that? --
The tools for understanding --
Part 2. Explaining teens' behavior --
Fitting in, standing out, and keeping up --
Steering clear, hanging out, and hooking up --
Exchanges, labels, and put-downs --
Part 3. Why schools vary --
The pluralistic high school --
Other kinds of schools --
Part 4. Teen status systems and consumerism --
Creating consumers --
Consuming life --
Conclusions and implications.
Responsibility: Murray Milner, Jr.
Local System Bib Number:
176398
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"Murray Milner has done more than perhaps any other American sociologist to remind us that 'status' remains a primary mode of stratification, one that is dependent on cultural, not material power. He Read more...

 
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