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Initiationsriter vid universitetet: Att socialiseras till en nolla
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This qualitative thesis investigates a socialization process through the rite of passage (initiationrites) within hazing. By gathering data of nine semi-structured interviews with engineering andsocial science students, they explained their own experiences, participating in the hazingprocess at their own universities. The main purpose of this study is to gain a deeperunderstanding of the hazing period. This study supplies information about individual’sexperiences from hazing. In order to provide a deeper knowledge and understanding of thehazing process, sociologist Erving Goffman and theorist Michel Foucault, provide researchwhich shall be used to analyze the hazing phenomenon.The empirical result shows that there is a polarization between engineers and social scientistsattitude towards the hazing process. The engineers mostly believe that hazing is an overall funactivity, and they consider the non-participating students of the hazing process as being odd.Most of the engineers are also passionate and engage in the process of hazing, which has ledthese individuals into getting involved within the hazing ritual. Some of these engineers haveeven become mentors for the new incoming hazing participants. When it comes to this study’ssocial scientists they have a different impression of hazing. They argue that the hazing processat the university is characterized by a hierarchical punishment role playing game, which someof these student have a negative attitude towards. In the study’s empirical section anddiscussion, the theoretical concepts are being deductively linked to the study’s researchquestions and main goal of this study. In conclusion, the study’s results indicate that there aresome obstacles to social cohesion by being a participant as well as a non-participant in thehazing ritual.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Nollning, initiationsrit, disciplinering, integrering, avvikelse
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56001Local ID: ccc17988-c4b2-4e54-bbca-46c22aeeb159OAI: diva2:1029387
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160627 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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