Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids American Teenagers, Schools, And the Culture of Consumption

ISBN-10: 041595391X
ISBN-13: 9780415953917
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
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Description: Murray Milner dives into the world of teen identities & social hierarchy, exploring how American teens use status objects to define themselves. He argues that peer pressure exerts more influence on teen behaviour than do parents & assesses the  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Murray Milner dives into the world of teen identities & social hierarchy, exploring how American teens use status objects to define themselves. He argues that peer pressure exerts more influence on teen behaviour than do parents & assesses the willingness of teens to follow expensive fashion trends.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Puzzle and the Toolsintroduction
Why do they Behave Like That?
The Tools for Understanding
Explaining Teens' Behavior
Fitting in, Standing Out, and Keeping Up
Steering Clear, Hanging Out, and Hooking Up
Exchanges, Labels, and Put Downs
Why Schools Vary
The Pluralistic High School
Other Kinds of Schools
Teen Status Systems and Consumerism
Creating Consumers
Consuming Life
Conclusions and Implications Appendices
Theory of Status Relations: Elaborations
Data and Methods
Sample Research Materials Notes
Bibliography
Index

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