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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, Andt He Culture of Consumption

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Title: Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, Andt He Culture of Consumption
Author: Murray Milner
ISBN: 9780415953917
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 2006
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Social Science 1516845

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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids 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 lives: they must attend school; they have no control over the curriculum; they can't choose who their classmates are. What teenagers do have is the power to create status systems and symbols that not only exasperate adults, but also impede learning and maturing. Ironically, parents, educators, and businesses are inadvertently major contributors to these outcomes.