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Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Simon J. Bronner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

From their beginnings, campuses emerged as hotbeds of traditions and folklore. American college students inhabit a culture with its own slang, stories, humor, beliefs, rituals, and pranks. This book ... More


Rushes, Pranks, and Dinks: The Rough-and-Tumble Campus

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The college campus can be a rude awakening for freshmen, who are probably made to feel like mere babes as they try to endure rituals and pranks that are part of the campus tradition. As they make the ... More


Campus Events: Holidays, Games, and Sports

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

As they pursue learning away from home, family, and friends, college students are left on their own. Naturally, students seek other young, kindred spirits. College campuses promote social bonding, ... More


Sex and the Single Student

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Sex and the anxieties it presents are inextricably linked to campus life. Much of the folklore about sex in college addresses power relationships as well as erotic practices among professors and ... More


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