ERIC Number: ED388393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
School Talk: Gender and Adolescent Culture.
Eder, Donna; And Others
This book reports the findings of a study of adolescent culture and language in eighth graders. The books consists of ten chapters including discussions of the following topics: (1) "Remember When?" a theoretical framework; (2) "Gender, Talk, and School Culture," an interpretive and a dialectic approach to the study of gender, talk, and inequality; (3) "Entering the World of Middle School," the context of the study; (4) "Segregating the Unpopular from the Popular," the school's status relations; (5) "Tough Guys, Wimps, and Weenies," the socialization of the males in the study; (6) "Crude Comments and Sexual Scripts"; (7) "Learning To Smile through the Pain"; (8) "We May Be Friends with Them, But We're Not Sluts," a discussion of girls' coping mechanisms; (9) "Gender, Talk, and Inequality"; and (10) "Where Do We Go from Here?" Major findings suggest that boys' aggressiveness and insensitivity toward girls is directly related to male socialization, which inculcates a general focus on competitive success in life. (JW)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Coping, Developmental Stages, Developmental Tasks, Educational Environment, Grade 8, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High Schools, Language Usage, Middle Schools, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sexuality, Socialization, Student Attitudes, Student Role
Rutgers University Press, Livingston Campus, Building 4161, P.O. Box 5062, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 (Cloth: ISBN-0-8135-2178-5, $40; Paper: ISBN-0-8135-2179-3, $15).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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