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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Anyone who works with kids should read this book, since it also discusses how the formation of these categories begins much before high school. Kathy rated it liked it Jjocks 15, Homie WIZ rated it it was ok Mar 06, Acacia rated it really liked it Jul 11, Want to Read saving…. Jul 22, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Penelope Eckert is burnoutx professor of Linguistics at Stanford University.

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The jocks were a group in ahd school who actively engaged in and enjoyed school life. Social Categories and Identity in the High School. What did she find out? Lauren rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Paperbackpages.

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S state of Michigan. Odile rated it really liked it Jul 23, I went into this book thinking that it would be dated. What Eckert did in her research was define groups in terms of the social practices the speakers engaged in.

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 anx. 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.

After all, who still uses the term “burnout? Randi Beth rated it liked it Sep 29, Nov 22, Andrew Valderas rated it really liked it.

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Vurnouts 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. Who do you think would be more polite and respectful towards others?

Preview — Jocks and Burnouts by Penelope Eckert. Aubrey Vogel rated it liked it May 10, Lists with This Book.

Scott Nelson rated it really liked it May 20, Filip rated it it was ok Jan 30, So, if you and someone else you know play football together, you are sharing a social practice.

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Jessica rated it it was ok Sep 24, Eckert found qnd 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.

On the surface, it covers the evolution of two polarized social groups in ans schools.

Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School by Penelope Eckert

Refresh and try again. Theresia rated it really liked it Feb 02, 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 I went into this book thinking that it would be dated.

What was she researching? So along came Eckert with the idea of the role of social practice.