The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities
Univ of North Carolina Press, Mar 1, 2009 - 432 pages
Tracing the full history of traditionally white college fraternities in America from their days in antebellum all-male schools to the sprawling modern-day college campus, Nicholas Syrett reveals how fraternity brothers have defined masculinity over the course of their 180-year history. Based on extensive research at twelve different schools and analyzing at least twenty national fraternities, The Company He Keeps explores many factors--such as class, religiosity, race, sexuality, athleticism, intelligence, and recklessness--that have contributed to particular versions of fraternal masculinity at different times. Syrett demonstrates the ways that fraternity brothers' masculinity has had consequences for other students on campus as well, emphasizing the exclusion of different groups of classmates and the sexual exploitation of female college students.
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Review: The Company He Keeps: A History of White College FraternitiesUser Review - Ruth - Goodreads
Dry, long-winded research on the antebellum roots of white fraternity life and its impact on modern collegiate life. Interesting and makes one say "oh that's why they do that." Read full review
Review: The Company He Keeps: A History of White College FraternitiesUser Review - Malena Watrous - Goodreads
This is a wonderfully researched, written and thought out book, that would appeal to readers both in and out of academia. Nick uses historical documents from fraternities to study the way that men ... Read full review
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The Founding and Function of College Fraternities
Chapter 2 The Sacred the Secular and the Manly
National Brotherhood in the Nineteenth Century
Social Class and the Rise of the Fraternity in the Postbellum Years
Fraternity Men in the 1920s