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ERIC Number: EJ614262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Understanding Fraternity Hazing: Insights from Symbolic Interactionist Theory.
Sweet, Stephen
Journal of College Student Development, v40 n4 p355-64 Jul-Aug 1999
Reports on an analysis through a symbolic interactionist perspective that indicates that hazing occurs because fraternities view it as a necessary component of their initiation rites. Posits that fraternities use systematic manipulation of symbols, social relations, and definitions of situations while reshaping the pledge's "self." Suggests practical applications of the symbolic interactionist perspective that may help prevent future hazing incidents. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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