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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Sarah Jenevein rated it really liked it Sep 16, Would you expect the topic of conversation to be about school in a negative or positive way? Randi Beth rated it liked it Sep 29, Homie WIZ rated it it was ok Mar 06, On the surface, it covers the evolution of two polarized social groups in high schools. Carrie rated it really liked it Dec 30, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Acacia rated it really liked it Jul 11, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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

Meghan rated it did not like it Jan 18, After all, who still uses the term “burnout? This ethnographic study of adolescent social structure in a Michigan high school provides a brilliant new perspective on class-based reactions between individual students and the school. Mar 30, Dan Sharber rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 05, Ryan John rated it it was amazing. Sep 13, Jessica rated it liked it.


Penelope Eckert is a professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. What she established were two very different groups in the school, the jocks burhouts the burnoutseach containing individuals with a mix of social class parental occupation, housing etc.

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Kathy rated it liked it Oct burnkuts, 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. She did this by observing friendship groups in a school in Detroit; this method of detailed observation of a community is known as ethnography. 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.

Aubrey Vogel rated it liked it May 10, Sandra rated it liked it Mar 02, What Eckert did in burhouts research was define groups in terms of the social practices adn speakers engaged in.


Penelope Eckert – High School Ethnography – All About Linguistics

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.

Detroit, abd the U. What did she find out? The diagram below shows their key characteristics.

Penelope Eckert – High School Ethnography

Jul 22, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Jocks and Burnout Lists with This Book. Amy rated it really liked it Jul 21, So, if you and someone else you know play football together, you are sharing a social practice. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want qnd Read saving….