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American Nerd

Autor: Nugent, Benjamin

Editorial: Scribner Book Company

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$15.00
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American Nerd : Most people know a nerd when they see one, but yet can't define just what a nerd is exactly. American Nerd: The Story of My People gives readers the history of the concept of nerdiness and its related subcultures. What makes Dr. Frankenstein the archetypal nerd? Where did the modern jock come from? When and how did being a self-described nerd become trendy? As the nerd emerged in the nineteenth century, and popped up again and again in college humor journals and sketch comedy, our culture obsessed over the phenomenon.

"Part history, part memoir, and all funny" (GQ), American Nerd is critically acclaimed writer Benjamin Nugent's entertaining fact-finding mission. He seeks the best definition of nerd and illuminates the common ground between nerd subcultures that might seem unrelated: high-school debate team kids and ham radio enthusiasts, medieval reenactors and pro-circuit videogame players. Why do the same people who like to work with computers also enjoy playing Dungeons & Dragons? How are those activities similar? This clever, enlightening book will appeal to the nerd (and anti-nerd) that lives inside everyone.


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ISBN 13:9780743288026
ISBN 10:0743288025
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:224
Tamaño:8.55" l x 5.51" w x 0.78" h
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