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|ISBN:||9781401302023 1401302025 9781401310776 140131077X|
|Description:||x, 436 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Meet the cafeteria fringe --
Late summer to early fall: the popularity myth. Quirk theory and the secret of popularity --
Why are popular people mean? --
Fall: why quirk theory works. In the shadow of the freak tree --
It's good to be the cafeteria fringe --
Winter: outcast profiling and other dangers. Challenges --
Late winter to early spring: being excluded doesn't mean that anything's wrong with you. A brief introduction to group psychology --
Why labels stick: the motivations of the normal police --
Spring: quirk theory's origins: why these issues are hardest in school. Changing perceptions --
Two steps forward, one step back --
Late spring to early summer: popular vs. outcast. Popularity doesn't lead to happiness --
The rise of the cafeteria fringe --
Cafeteria fringe: lucky and free.
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Don't let the title dissuade you
If you're a cynic or a pessimist (some might say realist) like me, you might be inclined to skip this book. The title might strike you as Pollyannish. After all, given the horrors in our world, it is clear that geeks haven't inherited it yet. And not all outsiders thrive after high school. In fact,...
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- Group identity.
- Social isolation.
- Middle school students.
- High school students.