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ERIC Number: EJ558886
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0038-0407
The Meaning of Meanness: Popularity, Competition, and Conflict among Junior High School Girls.
Merten, Don E.
Sociology of Education, v70 n3 p175-91 Jul 1997
Analyzes the activities and attitudes of a clique of junior high school girls that were both mean and popular. Defines meanness as an undifferentiated characterization for acts whose intent or result was to hurt someone emotionally. Examines the connections between female competition, conflict, and popularity in this context. (MJP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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