Linkspam, 1/25/13 Edition

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  1. Liz Bourke says

    It is an honour to appear in your linkspam.

    I found the article on high school fascinating in several ways. Mostly because the US high-school experience seems to break down into distinct groups (jocks, popular, whathaveyou) much more widely and universally than the secondary schools with which I’m familiar, where generally the group breakdowns seem to be far more about social class rather than personal cachet. (US school also seems to be culturally accepted to be a much more violent, dog-eat-dog experience than that with which I’m familiar.) The science is fascinating, though.

    And the article on critical reviewing is interesting indeed.

  2. says

    High school really is a strange beast here in the US–for such a large country, you would think that there would be a lot more variation in experience, but there’s not. At least not for folks in public schools. Group breakdowns in the US also fall along class lines but, as you know, we like to pretend we don’t have social classes here.

  3. Liz Bourke says

    Indeed. Mind you, we like to pretend *here* that class has ceased to matter – but it hasn’t, of course.