Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, And Trekkies Can Save America And Why They Might Be Our Last Hope

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"Anderegg's clear-eyed look at a damaging cultural truism does nerds and jocks-all Americans, really-a service." (The Washington Post).Thick glasses, socially awkward, a math whiz with a pocket protector- everyone knows what a nerd is. But where did this stereotype come from? Children aren't born knowing what a "nerd" or "geek" is, so why do they know by the age of five or six that they don't want...

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reprint edition (March 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1585428523
ISBN-13: 978-1585428526
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1719886
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book

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In this revised and updated paperback edition of his thought-provoking book, family psychotherapist and psychology professor David Anderegg reveals how the systematic disparagement of "nerds" in our culture is bad for our children and even worse for America. In Nerds, Anderegg examines why science and engineering have become socially poisonous disciplines, why adults wink at the derision of "nerdy" kids, and what the cost of this rising tide of anti- intellectualism is to both our children and our nation. Drawing upon education research, psychological theory, and his own interviews with nerdy and non-nerdy kids alike, Anderegg argues that in order to prepare rising generations to compete in the global marketplace, we need to revisit how we think about "nerds."