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Mathews illuminates how organizations manipulate campus sex ratios to foster hookup culture, broker romantic relationships, transfer intimacy to straight same-sex friends, and create fictive family units that hoard social and economic opportunity for their members. In their idealized form, sororities and fraternities function as familial surrogates that tether their members together in economically and socially productive ways. In their most warped manifestations, however, these fictive familial bonds reinforce insularity, entrench privilege, and--at times--threaten physical safety.
Author: Jana Mathews
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.94d
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