Book review - Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumpti

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Murray, Jr. Milner, (2006). Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption, Routledge.

  1. The book report should clearly identify the major thesis of the book. It sets the stage and provides the background and perspective of the author.
  2. A discussion of the key points are carefully organized and presented in a scholarly style. Verbatim quotations are used sparingly and well documented.
  3. The impact that this book could have on your professional life or future professional life is detailed as well as the impact on your every day personal life.
  4. Sentences are complete and grammatically correct.
  5. The report is to be five typed double-spaced pages with a 12-point font. Margins are approximately 1" on top and bottom, 1" on left side and 1" on right side.

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Book Review
Institution Affiliation

Numerous books are composed about the world and the general behavior of the
adolescents and the perspectives of the teenagers; however, this one is remarkable in its dialog of
the connection between teenagers’ status frameworks and consumer culture. Milner argues that
teenagers and other young adults create complex status frameworks to adapt to the lack of the
ability to make their own decisions and choices which are commonly faced in different school
settings, regardless of whether the school is a public, private, or optional institution. Milner
contends that the interaction between the teenagers is a key determiner to teenage conduct, more
critical than child rearing styles, the manner in which they are taught in the different institutions
and the influence that the media has on the young adults. He clarifies that status frameworks
flourish with images and consumerism designs.
Milner also argues that the teens are taught about shopping from a very young age;
however, they also determine product development. Along these lines, Milner contends,
purchaser culture is inseparably connected with the social examples of youngsters. This
academic review, in light of two years of hands-on work with youngsters in one school and
composed meetings with teenagers in schools around the nation, is prescribed for students,
understudies, analysts and their teachers.
Major Thesis
The author argues that the behavior of the teenagers is influenced by consumer culture.
Background of the Author

Murray Milner Jnr. was born on 21st July 1935. Currently, he works as a sociology
professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. His certificates have been acquired from wellrecognized universities including the University of Columbia. Milner is known for having
written a number of academic reviews and literature. He wa...

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