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Wrongs of Passage : Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking - Hank Nuwer

Wrongs of Passage

Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking

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Published: 22nd August 2001
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"A grim... exposA(c) by hazing expert Nuwer of the continuing yet largely unacknowledged crisis of death and injury among fraternity and sorority pledges.... F]or its sustained examination of these rarely questioned traditions, Nuwer's work is invaluable." -- Kirkus Reviews

What forces young men and women to accept inhuman and degrading rituals in order to belong to a social club, sorority, or fraternity? Why do college administrators and Greek fraternities and sororities continue to allow practices that risk death or permanent psychological damage? Hank Nuwer confronts these questions in this hard-hitting, heartfelt look at the dark side of college fraternal life, newly updated for this paperback edition. Nuwer takes a broad look at the problem, examining its fundamental legal and historical roots and describing many instances of abuse and criminal behavior. A moving chronology lists the names of students who have died as a result of hazing activities in the U.S. from 1838 to 2001. The book concludes with Nuwer's recommendations for reform.

"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

Prologue
Glossary
Acknowledgments
The Tradition
Greekthink
Alcohol Misuse
A Weed in the Garden of Academe
Greek Traditions and Tragedies
The Law and Hazing
Violence in Historically African-American Greek Groups
Strategies
What Can Be Done A Chronology of Collegiate Student Life
Deaths from Hazing, Fraternal Alcohol Syndrome, Pledging, Accidents, and Related Miscellanea
Where to Find Help and Information
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253214980
ISBN-10: 025321498X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 22nd August 2001
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.9  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.59