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House Signs and Collegiate Fun: Sex, Race, and Faith in a College Town

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It's no secret that fun is important to American college students, but it is unusual for scholars to pay attention to how undergraduates represent and reflect on their partying. Linguist and anthropologist Chaise LaDousa explores the visual manifestations of collegiate fun in a Midwestern college town where house signs on off-campus student residences are a focal point of ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Indiana University Press
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From our pages (Sept–Oct/11): "Anthropologist and linguist Chaise LaDousa studies how undergraduates in the college town of Oxford, OH, imagine and reflect on partying—which mostly consists of alcohol, sex, and drugs. He focuses specifically on more than 200 off-campus house signs at Miami University of Ohio, where LaDousa was a visiting professor from 2000 to 2003. The signs bear names such as 'Boot 'N Rally' and 'Hot Box' and have been part of student life at the uni
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