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ERIC Number: EJ790592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
Race and the Greek System in the 21st Century: Centering the Voices of Asian American Women
Park, Julie
NASPA Journal, v45 n1 p103-132 2008
Analyzing interviews with 18 Asian American female undergraduates, this study seeks to understand how participants viewed the sorority system at a predominantly White institution in the Southeastern United States. Drawing from critical race theory, I argue that the ways in which women perceived and experienced both acceptance and marginalization in the Greek system testify to the complexity and subtlety of racial politics on campus. While women generally perceived sororities as open access, they also reported instances in which race mattered, such as the presence of status hierarchies within the sorority system and the underrepresentation of women of color in sororities. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A