The Resource American nerd : the story of my people, Benjamin Nugent

American nerd : the story of my people, Benjamin Nugent

Label
American nerd : the story of my people
Title
American nerd
Title remainder
the story of my people
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Nugent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
UPZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nugent, Benjamin
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF724.3.G53
LC item number
N84 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted persons
  • Popular culture
  • Gifted children
  • Creative ability
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Label
American nerd : the story of my people, Benjamin Nugent
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
What is a nerd? -- The mark of greatness -- Newt envy, and were there nerds in the nineteenth 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 -- 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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780743288019
System control number
  • 3040799-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3040799
  • (Sirsi) o206889232
  • (OCoLC)206889232
Label
American nerd : the story of my people, Benjamin Nugent
Publication
Contents
What is a nerd? -- The mark of greatness -- Newt envy, and were there nerds in the nineteenth 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 -- 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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780743288019
System control number
  • 3040799-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3040799
  • (Sirsi) o206889232
  • (OCoLC)206889232

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