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ERIC Number: ED530868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-7914-5975-6ISBN-978-0-7914-5975-1
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Black Haze: Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities
Jones, Ricky L.
SUNY Press
As a fraternity member, past chapter president, and former national committee representative, Ricky L. Jones is uniquely qualified to write about the sometimes deadly world of black fraternity hazing. Examining five major black Greek-letter fraternities, Jones maintains that hazing rituals within these fraternities are more deeply ingrained, physically violent, and imbued with meaning to their participants than the initiation rites of other ethnic groups. Because they do not see themselves as having the same political, social, and economic opportunities as other members of society, black fraternities and their members have come to see the ability to withstand physical abuse as the key ingredient in building and defining manhood. According to Jones, hazing in black fraternities is a modern manifestation of sacrificial ritual violence that has existed since ancient times, and the participants view such rituals as an important tool in the construction of individual and collective black male identity.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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