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The Resource True gentlemen : the broken pledge of America's fraternities, John Hechinger

True gentlemen : the broken pledge of America's fraternities, John Hechinger

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True gentlemen : the broken pledge of America's fraternities
Title
True gentlemen
Title remainder
the broken pledge of America's fraternities
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John Hechinger
Title variation
Broken pledge of America's fraternities
Title variation remainder
the broken pledge of Americas fraternities
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Language
eng
Summary
"College fraternity culture has never been more embattled. Once a mainstay of campus life, fraternities are now subject to withering criticism for reinforcing white male privilege and undermining the lasting social and economic value of a college education. No fraternity embodies this problem more than Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national organization with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers spread over 230 chapters nationwide. While SAE enrollment is still strong, it has been pilloried for what John Hechinger calls "the unholy trinity of fraternity life": racism, deadly drinking, and misogyny. Hazing rituals have killed ten undergraduates in its chapters since 2005, and, in 2015, a video of a racist chant breaking out among its Oklahoma University members went viral. That same year, SAE was singled out by a documentary on campus rape, The Hunting Ground. Yet despite these problems and others, SAE remains a large institution with strong ties to Wall Street and significant political reach. In True Gentlemen, Hechinger embarks on a deep investigation of SAE and fraternity culture generally, exposing the vast gulf between its founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large. He shows how national fraternities are reacting to a slowly dawning new reality, and asks what the rest of us should do about it. Should we ban them outright, or will they only be driven underground? Can an institution this broken be saved? With rare access and skillful storytelling, Hechinger draws a fascinating and necessary portrait of an institution in deep need of reform, and makes a case for how it can happen"--
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-finalist journalist investigates modern fraternity culture, particularly the embattled Sigma Alpha Epsilon, who have been involved in hazing rituals that resulted in deaths, racism and sexual assaults on campus and discusses whether or not an institution so broken can be saved
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10582070
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Hechinger, John
Dewey number
371.8/5
Index
index present
LC call number
LJ75.S25
LC item number
H43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Greek letter societies
  • Male college students
  • Racism in higher education
  • College students
  • Hazing
  • Misogyny
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
  • EDUCATION / Students & Student Life
Target audience
adult
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the broken pledge of America's fraternities
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True gentlemen : the broken pledge of America's fraternities, John Hechinger
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-286) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Vice -- Drinking games -- Broken pledges -- Sexual assault expected -- The SAE law -- Part two. Legacy -- Sing, brothers, sing -- Discriminating gentlement -- Old Row -- Part three. Rebirth -- the phoenix -- The lions -- Conclusion
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ocn968771531
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781610396820
Lccn
2017008179
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968771531
Label
True gentlemen : the broken pledge of America's fraternities, John Hechinger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Vice -- Drinking games -- Broken pledges -- Sexual assault expected -- The SAE law -- Part two. Legacy -- Sing, brothers, sing -- Discriminating gentlement -- Old Row -- Part three. Rebirth -- the phoenix -- The lions -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn968771531
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781610396820
Lccn
2017008179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968771531

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