The Resource Nerds

Nerds

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Nerds
Title
Nerds
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Summary
A lively, thought-provoking book that zeros in on the timely issue of how anti-intellectualism is bad for our children and even worse for America. Why are our children so terrified to be called "nerds"? And what is the cost of this rising tide of anti-intellectualism to both our children and our nation? In Nerds, family psychotherapist and psychology professor David Anderegg examines why science and engineering have become socially poisonous disciplines, why adults wink at the derision of "nerdy" kids, and what we can do to prepare our children to succeed in an increasingly high-tech world. Nerds takes a measured look at how we think about and why we should rethink "nerds," examining such topics as: - our anxiety about intense interest in things mechanical or technological; - the pathologizing of "nerdy" behavior with diagnoses such as Asperger syndrome; - the cycle of anti-nerd prejudice that took place after the Columbine incident; - why nerds are almost exclusively an American phenomenon; - the archetypal struggles of nerds and jocks in American popular culture and history; - the conformity of adolescents and why adolescent stereotypes linger into adulthood long after we should know better; and nerd cultural markers, particularly science fiction. Using education research, psychological theory, and interviews with nerdy and non-nerdy kids alike, Anderegg argues that we stand in dire need of turning around the big dumb ship of American society to prepare rising generations to compete in the global marketplace.Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book
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Anderegg, David
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Psychology
  • Nonfiction
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Nerds
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5c31ca53-75c8-46c5-a2d4-abd1f545d1aa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101479148
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Nerds
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5c31ca53-75c8-46c5-a2d4-abd1f545d1aa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101479148
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

  • Kingston Public Library (Mill Pond)Borrow it
    Mill Pond Public Library 140 N. South St, Kingston, WI, 52939, US
    43.6941368 -89.1277375
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