Going Greek: Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945 Marianne R. Sanua

ISBN: 9780814328576

Published: August 13th 2003

Hardcover

446 pages


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Going Greek: Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945  by  Marianne R. Sanua

Going Greek: Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945 by Marianne R. Sanua
August 13th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 446 pages | ISBN: 9780814328576 | 3.14 Mb

Going Greek offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between American Jewish students and fraternity life during its heyday in the first half of the twentieth century. More than secret social clubs, fraternities and sororities profoundlyMoreGoing Greek offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between American Jewish students and fraternity life during its heyday in the first half of the twentieth century.

More than secret social clubs, fraternities and sororities profoundly shaped the lives of members long after they left college - often dictating choices in marriage as well as business alliances. Widely viewed as a key to success, membership in these self-governing, sectarian organizations was desirable but not easily accessible, especially to non-Protestants and nonwhites.

In Going Greek Marianne Sanua examines the founding of Jewish fraternities in light of such topics as antisemitism, the unique challenges faced by Jewish students on campuses across the United States, responses to World War II, and questions pertaining to assimilation and/or identity reinforcement. The book covers a vast array of information, from the many famous people who belonged to Jewish fraternities to the songs they sang. Snobbery within the fraternities - what behavior constituted the proper image for an American Jew - comes up for discussion, but so does the increasing awareness of Jewish students toward issues of social jus



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