14b - The Brotherhood as an Example of Conflict Belonging...

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The “Brotherhood” as an Example of Conflict Belonging to a fraternity would be considered by most a “positive deviance.” However, some of the practices can be used to illustrate how in many deviant groups, even perceived positive ones, there can exist a core of conflict. Research shows how rapes that happen in fraternity houses or functions are examples of brothers using various types of methods to commit the act, but also talks about how the structure of the fraternity social life contributes to the perpetration of rape. [side note: the use of fraternities as an example is NOT to say most fraternities are like this] Fraternities are built around the concern with “masculinity”.
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The Structure of the “Brotherhood” Members Almost all have the same common denominator of social commonness. They try to avoid those individuals that they would deem as “lowering” the frats reputation. The norms of pledgeships
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 340 taught by Professor Richardfey during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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