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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 development, while seeking to understand adolescents as social actors. Considering the benefits and drawbacks of the debating experience, he also recommends ways of reshaping programs so that more high schools can use them to boost academic performance and foster specific skills in citizenship.

Fine analyzes the training of debaters in rapid-fire speech, rules of logical argumentation, and the strategic use of evidence, and how this training instills the core values of such American institutions as law and politics. Debates, however, sometimes veer quickly from fine displays of logic to acts of immaturity--a reflection of the tensions experienced by young people learning to think as adults. Fine contributes to our understanding of teenage years by encouraging us not to view them as a distinct stage of development but rather a time in which young people draw from a toolkit of both childlike and adult behaviors. A well-designed debate program, he concludes, nurtures the intellect while providing a setting in which teens learn to make better behavioral choices, ones that will shape relationships in their personal, professional, and civic lives.

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"Gifted Tongues offers a subtle, nuanced examination of a previously unstudied social world. It is well written, persuasively argued, and absolutely fascinating. This book will be of value to social psychologists, sociologists of culture, and to readers concerned about adolescence and education. There are also many debate coaches and legions of former debaters who, like myself, will find it interesting to discover what has happened to high school debate."--Joel Best, University of Delaware

"Alan Fine describes in rich, sociological detail the 'adolescent social world' of the high-school debater in the United States, from the mundane tasks of cutting evidence cards for debate to the highly charged atmosphere of a debate tournament. Most studies of adolescents have focused on such topics as the Columbine shootings, but it is important that we understand the nature of 'normal' adolescents outside the therapeutic or sensationalized settings. Gifted Tongues is a welcome change, one that reveals through an instructive case study some of the everyday dilemmas arising in the socialization of middle-class teens."--Jay Mechling, University of California, Davis

Synopsis:

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 development, while seeking to understand adolescents as social actors. Considering the benefits and drawbacks of the debating experience, he also recommends ways of reshaping programs so that more high schools can use them to boost academic performance and foster specific skills in citizenship.

Fine analyzes the training of debaters in rapid-fire speech, rules of logical argumentation, and the strategic use of evidence, and how this training instills the core values of such American institutions as law and politics. Debates, however, sometimes veer quickly from fine displays of logic to acts of immaturity--a reflection of the tensions experienced by young people learning to think as adults. Fine contributes to our understanding of teenage years by encouraging us not to view them as a distinct stage of development but rather a time in which young people draw from a toolkit of both childlike and adult behaviors. A well-designed debate program, he concludes, nurtures the intellect while providing a setting in which teens learn to make better behavioral choices, ones that will shape relationships in their personal, professional, and civic lives.

About the Author

Gary Alan Fine is Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. He is the author of "Morel Tales: The Culture of Mushrooming, Kitchens: The Culture of Restaurant Work", and "With the Boys: Little League Baseball and Preadolescent Culture".

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 3

One: Learning to Talk 19

Two: Rites of Arguments 38

Three: Evidence and the Creation of Truth 67

Four: In the Round 97

Five: Our Team 133

Six: Debate Culture 162

Seven: Teachers and Coaches 190

Eight: Gifted Leisure and the Politics of Debate 217

Nine: Debate and the Adolescent Toolkit 241

Appendix: Communities of Debate 252

Notes 271

Glossary 297

Index 299

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691074504
Author:
Fine, Gary Alan
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Public Speaking
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Debates and debating
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Subject:
Sociology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology
Series Volume:
103-200
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "Gifted Tongues offers a subtle, nuanced examination of a previously unstudied social world. It is well written, persuasively argued, and absolutely fascinating. This book will be of value to social psychologists, sociologists of culture, and to readers concerned about adolescence and education. There are also many debate coaches and legions of former debaters who, like myself, will find it interesting to discover what has happened to high school debate."--Joel Best, University of Delaware

"Alan Fine describes in rich, sociological detail the 'adolescent social world' of the high-school debater in the United States, from the mundane tasks of cutting evidence cards for debate to the highly charged atmosphere of a debate tournament. Most studies of adolescents have focused on such topics as the Columbine shootings, but it is important that we understand the nature of 'normal' adolescents outside the therapeutic or sensationalized settings. Gifted Tongues is a welcome change, one that reveals through an instructive case study some of the everyday dilemmas arising in the socialization of middle-class teens."--Jay Mechling, University of California, Davis

"Synopsis" by , 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 development, while seeking to understand adolescents as social actors. Considering the benefits and drawbacks of the debating experience, he also recommends ways of reshaping programs so that more high schools can use them to boost academic performance and foster specific skills in citizenship.

Fine analyzes the training of debaters in rapid-fire speech, rules of logical argumentation, and the strategic use of evidence, and how this training instills the core values of such American institutions as law and politics. Debates, however, sometimes veer quickly from fine displays of logic to acts of immaturity--a reflection of the tensions experienced by young people learning to think as adults. Fine contributes to our understanding of teenage years by encouraging us not to view them as a distinct stage of development but rather a time in which young people draw from a toolkit of both childlike and adult behaviors. A well-designed debate program, he concludes, nurtures the intellect while providing a setting in which teens learn to make better behavioral choices, ones that will shape relationships in their personal, professional, and civic lives.

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