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Piled Higher and Deeper: The Folklore of Student Life (American Folklore)

Piled Higher and Deeper: The Folklore of Student Life (American Folklore)

Simon J. Bronner
3.3/5 (13 ratings)
College isn't just a training ground for live. It is life.

Students inhabit a society and culture all its own, with customs, beliefs, jargon, legends, and jokes.

In Piled Higher and Deeper, folklorist Simon J. Bronner takes a long, engaging look at the experience of American campus life and how it shapes the cultural and social values of all who pass through it.

The menacing profs, fumbling jocks, and curve-setting dweebs are all here, along with bed races, bar crawls, and a rich assortment of tales, rituals, and practical jokes. Bronner shows us orientation, exams, cheating, Greek life, drinking games, homecoming, spring celebrations, graduation, and more as he examines the social, cultural, and psychological development taking place in America's institutions of higher learning.

Bronner draws his material from a wide variety of campuses--large and small, black and white, men's and women's, Ivy League and ag school--for a work broadly representative of America's colleges and universities.

For today's students, it's a funny and entertaining look at themselves and their peers; for alumni, it's a nostalgic trip back.
Language
English
Pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publisher
August House Publishers
Release
September 01, 1995
ISBN
0874834430
ISBN 13
9780874834437

Piled Higher and Deeper: The Folklore of Student Life (American Folklore)

Simon J. Bronner
3.3/5 (13 ratings)
College isn't just a training ground for live. It is life.

Students inhabit a society and culture all its own, with customs, beliefs, jargon, legends, and jokes.

In Piled Higher and Deeper, folklorist Simon J. Bronner takes a long, engaging look at the experience of American campus life and how it shapes the cultural and social values of all who pass through it.

The menacing profs, fumbling jocks, and curve-setting dweebs are all here, along with bed races, bar crawls, and a rich assortment of tales, rituals, and practical jokes. Bronner shows us orientation, exams, cheating, Greek life, drinking games, homecoming, spring celebrations, graduation, and more as he examines the social, cultural, and psychological development taking place in America's institutions of higher learning.

Bronner draws his material from a wide variety of campuses--large and small, black and white, men's and women's, Ivy League and ag school--for a work broadly representative of America's colleges and universities.

For today's students, it's a funny and entertaining look at themselves and their peers; for alumni, it's a nostalgic trip back.
Language
English
Pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publisher
August House Publishers
Release
September 01, 1995
ISBN
0874834430
ISBN 13
9780874834437

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