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The geeks shall inherit the Earth, Alexandra Robbins

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The geeks shall inherit the Earth
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The geeks shall inherit the Earth
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Alexandra Robbins
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eng
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Journalist Robbins explores the ways group identity theories play out among cliques--and the students they exclude. She reveals the new labels students stick onto each other today, the long-term effects of this marginalization, and the reasons students in these categories are often shunned. Then she celebrates them. The homogenization of the US education system has made outcasts more important than ever. In this conformist, creativity-stifling society, the innovation, courage, and differences of outcasts--nerds, weirdos, punks, etc.--are crucial to progress. Robbins intertwines psychology with science, addressing questions such as "Why are popular people mean?" and "Why do social labels stick?" As in Pledged and The Overachievers, Robbins follows students through the course of a year. In her other books, however, Robbins merely observed students. This time, she forces them to examine who they are and how other students perceive them, then dares them to step outside of their comfort zone to attempt social experiments at their schools--experiments that end up changing their lives.--From publisher description
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Title
The geeks shall inherit the Earth
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Summary
"In her new book, Alexandra Robbins explores the ways group identity theories play out among cliques - and the students they exclude. She reveals the new labels students stick onto each other today, the long-term effects of this marginalization, and the reasons students falling under these categories are often shunned. And then she will celebrate them. In this ever-conformist, cookie-cutter, magazine-celebrity-worshipping, creativity-stifling society, the innovation, courage, and differences of outcasts - nerds, freaks, weirdos, punks, Goths, etc. - are crucial to America's progress. No Child Left Behind and the homogenization of the US education system have made outcasts bolder and more important than ever. Robbins intertwines psychology with science inentertaining, illuminating prose, addressing questions such as "Why are popular people mean?" "Why is seventh grade the worst?" "Why do social labels stick?" and "Are students better off popular or unpopular?" As in Pledged and The Overachievers, Robbinsfollows students throughout the course of a year to present compelling narratives that thread investigative discussions about of-the-moment issues. In her other books, however, Robbins merely observed students. This time, Robbins crosses the line. She forces the students to examine who they are and how other students perceive them. And then she dares them to step outside of their comfort zone. She challenges some of these students to attempt social experiments at their schools - experiments that end up changing their lives"--
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Award
Goodreads Choice Award, 2011.
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391148
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DLC
Dewey number
305.23
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM753
LC item number
.R63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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quirk theory and why outsiders thrive after high school
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quirk theory and why outsiders thrive after high school
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Alexandra Robbins
The geeks shall inherit the Earth, Alexandra Robbins
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The geeks shall inherit the Earth, Alexandra Robbins
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-433)
Contents
Meet the cafeteria fringe -- Late summer to early fall: the popularity myth. Quirk theory and the secret of popularity ; Why are popular people mean? -- Fall: why quirk theory works. In the shadow of the freak tree ; It's good to be the cafeteria fringe -- Winter: outcast profiling and other dangers. Challenges ; Misperceptions -- Late winter to early spring: being excluded doesn't mean that anything's wrong with you. A brief introduction to group psychology ; Why labels stick : the motivations of the Normal Police -- Spring: quirk theory's origins : why these issues are hardest in school. Changing perceptions ; Two steps forward, one step back -- Late spring to early summer: popular vs. outcast. Popularity doesn't lead to happiness ; The rise of the cafeteria fringe ; Cafeteria fringe : lucky and free
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ocn641534585
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
x, 436 p.
Isbn
9781401302023
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002181

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