Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, And Binge Drinking
Indiana University Press
On Sale: January 1, 2002
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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
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