In this Book

The Company He Keeps
summary
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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 1. Camaraderie and Resistance: The Founding and Function of College Fraternities
  2. pp. 13-50
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 2. The Sacred, the Secular, and the Manly
  2. pp. 51-78
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 3. Very Fraternally Yours: National Brotherhood in the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 79-120
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 4. Greeks and Barbs: Social Class and the Rise of the Fraternity in the Postbellum Years
  2. pp. 121-182
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 5. Fussers and Fast Women: Fraternity Men in the 1920s
  2. pp. 183-228
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 6. Democracy, Drinking, and Violence: Post–World War II Fraternities
  2. pp. 229-284
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 285-306
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 307-372
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 373-400
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 401-412
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.