The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi: A Historical Archaeology of Masculinity at a University Fraternity pdf epub fb2

The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi: A Historical Archaeology of Masculinity at a University Fraternity by Laurie A. Wilkie pdf epub fb2

The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi: A Historical Archaeology of Masculinity at a University Fraternity Author: Laurie A. Wilkie
Title: The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi: A Historical Archaeology of Masculinity at a University Fraternity
ISBN: 0520260600
ISBN13: 978-0520260603
Other Formats: azw txt lrf doc
Pages: 360 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; 1st edition (April 2, 2010)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1716 kb
Size EPUB version: 1583 kb
Subcategory: Americas




The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi takes us inside the secret, amusing, and sometimes mundane world of a California fraternity around 1900. Gleaning history from recent archaeological excavations and from such intriguing sources as oral histories, architecture, and photographs, Laurie A. Wilkie uncovers details of everyday life in the first fraternity at the University of California, Berkeley, and sets this story into the rich social and historical context of West Coast America at the turn of the last century. In particular, Wilkie examines men’s coming-of-age experiences in a period when gender roles and relations were undergoing dramatic changes. Her innovative study illuminates shifting notions of masculinity and at the same time reveals new insights about the inner workings of fraternal orders and their role in American society.