Wednesday, April 21, 2010

blog #15 abstract

now that i have changed my topic, my abstract would basically be:
Fraternities and sororities are popular student based organizations and known for building their members as well as pledges' charcater and personality. But the hazing practices that the pledges are forced upon during their pledge process is ridiculous and brutal. This brutality has often physically and mentally affected the pledges sometimes even risking death. one of the main reasons behind these rituals is often found to be the cycles of revenge that goes through each line over generations. All the members take out their anger with their pledge process on the new upcoming lines and this feeling of revenge continues making the pledging process harder than the last line which sometimes lead to severe consequences. One of the ways that probably could stop this cycle would be to properly educate the members about the limits and cautions in the pledge process.
Works Cited
Drout, Cheryl E., and Christie L. Corsoro. "Attitudes Toward Fraternity Hazing among Fraternity Members, Sorority Members, and Non-Greek Students." Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal 31.6 (2003): 535. Print.
GRANDILLO, MICHAEL A. Encyclopedia of Education; Social Fraternities and Sororities. Ed. James W. Guthrie. 2nd ed. 6 Vol. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003. Print.
KIMBROUGH, WALTER. "Black Greek Deathwatch." Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 26.26 (2010): 21-. Print.
Nuwer, Hank. Broken Pledges : The Deadly Rite of Hazing. Atlanta, Ga: Longstreet Press, 1990. Print.
Wrongs of Passage : Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. Print.
O'Donnell, Ben. "What's Right with Fraternities." Chronicle of Higher Education 56.16 (2009): A76-. Print.
WILLIAM, CELIS 3d. "Hazing's Forbidden Rites are Moving 'Underground'." New York Times (1993): 19. Print.

1 comment:

  1. We have missed you in class. Do you think you could present next time?

    Also: consider the South African "Truth and Reparations" model as a way of breaking free of the cycles of revenge you describe, leading students "Beyond Revenge."