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Wrongs of Passage: Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking


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August 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"A grim... expos by hazing expert Nuwer of the continuing yetlargely unacknowledged crisis of death and injury among fraternity and sororitypledges.... (F)or its sustained examination of these rarely questioned traditions, Nuwer's work is invaluable." -- Kirkus Reviews
What forcesyoung men and women to accept inhuman and degrading rituals in order to belong to asocial club, sorority, or fraternity? Why do college administrators and Greekfraternities and sororities continue to allow practices that risk death or permanentpsychological damage? Hank Nuwer confronts these questions in this hard-hitting, heartfelt look at the dark side of college fraternal life, newly updated for thispaperback edition. Nuwer takes a broad look at the problem, examining itsfundamental legal and historical roots and describing many instances of abuse andcriminal behavior. A moving chronology lists the names of students who have died asa result of hazing activities in the U.S. from 1838 to 2001. The book concludes withNuwer's recommendations for reform.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Prologue; Selected Listing of Key Persons and Fraternal Organizations; Glossary; Acknowledgements; 1. The Tradition; 2. Greekthink; 3. Alcohol Misuse; 4. A Weed in the Garden of Academe; 5. Greek Traditions and Tragedies; 6. Sororities; 7. The Law and Hazing; 8. Violence in Historically African American Greek Groups; 9. Strategies: What Can Be Done?; Appendix A: A Chronology of Deaths among College Students as a Result of; Hazing, Fraternal Alcohol Syndrome, Pledging, Fraternity-Related Accidents, and Other Miscellaneous Occurrences; Appendix B: Where to Find Help and Information; Notes; Works Cited; Index

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"A grim... expose by hazing expert Nuwer of the continuing yet largely unacknowledged crisis of death and injury among fraternity and sorority pledges... Nuwer is authoritative and insightful on this subject... this makes clear that a good number of easily led youngsters incur grave risks in the supposedly supportive, 'fun' environment of collegiate Greek life, and for its sustained examination of these rarely questioned traditions, Nuwer's work is invaluable." - Kirkus Reviews "Extremely well researched, with lots of interviews with victims of hazing... " - Library Journal
EAN: 9780253214980
ISBN: 025321498X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2001
Seitenanzahl: 360 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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