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The Resource Fraternity : an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men, Alexandra Robbins

Fraternity : an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men, Alexandra Robbins

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Fraternity : an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men
Title
Fraternity
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an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men
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Alexandra Robbins
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eng
Summary
"Meet Jake, a studious new freshman weighing how far to go to find a brotherhood that will introduce him to lifelong friends and help conquer his social awkwardness; and Oliver, a hardworking chapter president trying to keep his misunderstood fraternity out of trouble despite multiple run-ins with the police. Their year-in-the-life stories help explain why students are joining fraternities in record numbers despite scandalous headlines. To find out what it's like to be a fraternity brother in the twenty-first century, Robbins contacted hundreds of brothers whose chapters don't make headlines. Brothers who suggested that many fraternities can be safe spaces for men. Fraternity is more than just an engrossing, character-driven read that includes a stunning twist. It's a vital book about the transition from boyhood to manhood; it weaves psychology, current events, neuroscience, and interviews to explore the state of masculinity today, and what that means for students and their parents. It's a different kind of story about college boys, a story in which they candidly discuss navigating identity, sex, social media, drinking, peer pressure, gender roles, and even porn. And it's a book about boys at a vulnerable age who, in a climate that can stigmatize them merely for being male, are trying to forge a path to manhood while on their own for perhaps the first time--and they don't want to navigate this complicated, coming-of-age journey alone"--
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An exploration of fraternity life in the twenty-first century examines the state of masculinity today and explores how fraternities provide support to boys at a vulnerable age as they make the complicated transition to manhood
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10754849
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PUL
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1976-
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Robbins, Alexandra
Dewey number
371.8/55
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Greek letter societies
  • College fraternity members
  • Male college students
  • College fraternity members
  • Greek letter societies
  • United States
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
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adult
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an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men
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Fraternity : an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men, Alexandra Robbins
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Includes bibliographical references
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1043181559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781101986721
Lccn
2018027905
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1043181559
Label
Fraternity : an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men, Alexandra Robbins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043181559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781101986721
Lccn
2018027905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043181559

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