Gifted Tongues: High School Debate and Adolescent Culture

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Learning to argue and persuade in a highly competitive environment is only one aspect of life on a high-school debate team. Teenage debaters also participate in a distinct cultural world--complete with its own jargon and status system--in which they must negotiate complicated relationships with teammates, competitors, coaches, and parents as well as classmates outside the debating circuit. In Gifted Tongues , Gary Alan Fine offers a rich description of this world as a testing ground for both intellectual and emotional ...

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Gifted Tongues: High School Debate and Adolescent Culture
2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691074504

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Gifted Tongues: High School Debate and Adolescent Culture
2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691074498

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