Marianne R. Sanua offers a balanced examination of a largely unexplored topic, the Jewish Greek subsystem that developed on American college campuses in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and thrived until the closure, merger, or reorientation of many of these organizations in the 1960s and early 1970s. One of the first studies to take the Greek system seriously and recognize it for the social and cultural force it was during its heyday in the early part of the twentieth century, Sanua's book provides readers with rare access to the aspirations, concerns, and ideals of a large segment—estimated between one fourth and one third—of the American Jewish college-going population of this time period.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Religious studies
- Literature and Literary Theory