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The geeks shall inherit the earth : popularity, quirk theory, and why outsiders thrive after high school / Alexandra Robbins.

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Eckhart PL - The Third Place Teen Library 305.23 ROB (Text) 840191002000031 Teen - Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781401310776 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 436p. ; 21cm.
  • Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2011.

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Formatted Contents Note: Meet the cafeteria fringe -- Quirk theory and the secret of popularity -- Why are popular people mean? -- In the shadow of the freak tree -- It's good to be the cafeteria fringe -- Challenges -- Misperceptions -- A brief introduction to group psychology -- Why labels stick: the motivations of the normal police -- Changing perceptions -- Two steps forward, one step back -- Popularity doesn't lead to happiness -- The rise of the cafeteria fringe -- Cafeteria fringe: lucky and free.
Summary, etc.: Explores how group identity theories play out among high-school cliques and the students they exclude, offering insight into the ostracism of categorized students while analyzing the long-term effects of peer marginalization.
Subject: Students > United States > Social conditions.
School environment > United States.
Group identity > United States.
Conformity > United States.

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