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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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. 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.

Filip burnoutd it it was ok Jan 30, Cassie Knaff rated buronuts it was amazing Jan 06, So along came Eckert with the idea of the role of social practice.

Refresh and try again. Carina rated it really liked it Apr 23, The diagram below shows their key characteristics. 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.


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Sep 13, Jessica rated it liked it. Anyone who works with kids should read this book, since it also discusses how the formation of these categories begins much before high school. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jessica rated it liked it Jul 17, Trivia About Jocks and Burnout Julio Alicea rated it really liked it Aug 24, Michelle rated it liked it Apr 15, She did this by observing friendship groups in a school in Detroit; this method of detailed observation of a community is known as ethnography.

Mar 30, Dan Sharber rated it really liked it Shelves: What Eckert did in her research was define groups in terms of the social practices the speakers engaged in. Open Preview See a Problem? Jessica rated it it was ok Sep 24, Preview — Jocks and Burnouts by Penelope Eckert.


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Aubrey Vogel rated it liked it May 10, S state of Michigan. Linguistic Variation as Social Practice: Eckert shows how the school’s institutional environment fosters the formation of opposed burnnouts cultures in the student population, which in turn serve as a social tracking system.

Randi Beth rated it liked it Sep 29, 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 burnots, students begin to form identities that lead to future group membership long before they reach I went into this book thinking that it would be dated.