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|Title:||“Itai-itai yamate, itai-itai yamate!” a study into the traditions and narratives of freshmen orientation camps||Authors:||Neo, Michelle Yu Jia||Keywords:||DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social behavior
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social structure
|Issue Date:||2017||Abstract:||Freshmen orientation camps in local universities frequently make headlines due to the prevalence of inappropriate camp activities. Despite complaints stemming over the past decade, a recently published media article reported increasingly sexualised orientation camp activities and games, sparking public outrage and a subsequent ban on camps. This study seeks to understand why certain camp activities are regarded as “traditions” and how they perpetuate despite increased regulatory measures imposed by university administrations. Through a symbolic interactionist framework, this research also examines the differing narratives and camp experiences of university seniors and alumni who had participated in camps in their freshmen year. Findings revealed a power hierarchy exists between seniors and freshmen that can lead to peer pressure and an unquestioning obedience to carry out symbolically meaningful, but potentially problematic, camp activities and traditions.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10356/70018||Rights:||Nanyang Technological University||Fulltext Permission:||restricted||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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