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American nerd : the story of my people

Auteur : Benjamin Nugent
Éditeur : New York : Scribner, 2008
Édition/format :   Livre : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
An engaging study of the nerd in American popular culture and throughout history discussed in such contexts as the rise of online gaming, the science fiction club, ethnicity, Asperger's syndrome, autism, and high school and college debating
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Genre/forme : History
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Benjamin Nugent
ISBN : 9780743288019 0743288017 9780743288026 0743288025
Numéro OCLC : 472951549
Notes : Indhold: Pt. 1. A history of the nerd. What is a nerd. The mark of greatness. Newt envy, and were there nerds in the 19th century?. The case against scientists in towers. The rise of phys ed. Dawn of the fan. Sherry Turkle, T. S. Eliot, and the split between feeling and thinking. The word "nerd" and the birth and growth of the guy in high pants and glasses. Effeminate Jewish grinds, cyborg Asians. Pt. 2. Among the nerds. Zack and Jack and high-school debate. Case study: Darren from the ghetto of Amherst. The cool nerd: superficial reflections on the hipster. Nerd love. The autism spectrum. Pure pwnage. The graying of the old-school nerd. Coronation, or, Why group nerd events are necessary. Why do people like Dungeons & Dragons and fake swords?. Case study: Kenneth the Demonslayer. My credentials
Description : 224 s. ; 23 cm.
Contenu : Pt. 1. A history of the nerd --
What is a nerd --
The mark of greatness --
Newt envy, and were there nerds in the 19th century?. The case against scientists in towers --
The rise of phys ed --
Dawn of the fan --
Sherry Turkle, T. S. Eliot, and the split between feeling and thinking --
The word "nerd" and the birth and growth of the guy in high pants and glasses --
Effeminate Jewish grinds, cyborg Asians --
Pt. 2. Among the nerds --
Zack and Jack and high-school debate --
Case study: Darren from the ghetto of Amherst --
The cool nerd: superficial reflections on the hipster --
Nerd love --
The autism spectrum --
Pure pwnage --
The graying of the old-school nerd --
Coronation, or, Why group nerd events are necessary --
Why do people like Dungeons & Dragons and fake swords?. Case study: Kenneth the Demonslayer --
My credentials.
Responsabilité : Benjamin Nugent

Résumé :

An engaging study of the nerd in American popular culture and throughout history discussed in such contexts as the rise of online gaming, the science fiction club, ethnicity, Asperger's syndrome, autism, and high school and college debating

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