Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School by Penelope Eckert

Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School

Book Title: Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807729639

Author: Penelope Eckert


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