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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


Greek Life: 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/9781617036163.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

For many fraternity and sorority members, Greek letter societies are a traditional place on campus where “me” becomes “us.” Fraternities and sororities often view themselves as leaders of the college ... More


. That Inescapable Trait of Midshipmen The Creation of the Honor Concept, Protests, Pranks, and Other Remarkable Activities

H. Michael Gelfand

in Sea Change at Annapolis: The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830475
eISBN:
9781469605449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877470_gelfand.13
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter demonstrates how midshipmen reacted to both administrative attempts to tighten control over their lives and to national and international events and trends. It begins by examining the ... More


Pranks

Ian Bogost

in How to Do Things With Videogames

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676460
eISBN:
9781452947617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676460.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the use of videogames in pranks. Pranks act as profound social interventions and allow people to look at life from a different perspective. In Syobon Action (Dejected Action), ... More


Radio talk, pranks, and multilingualism: Styling Greek identities at a time of crisis

Tereza Spilioti

in Style, Mediation, and Change: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Talking Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190629489
eISBN:
9780190629519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190629489.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how language use in the media can reveal processes of sociolinguistic change but may also constitute sociolinguistic change in its own right. By focusing on radio pranks ... More


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