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Pop-rytualne oblicze uniwersytetu
The pop - ritual side of the University

Author(s): Sylwia Jaskulska
Contributor(s): Alicja Jankowiak (Translator)
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Education, Higher Education , Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: university; rituals, rites; pop culture; popularity contests;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to take a closer look at university pop-rituals that can be treated as one of the elements of what a contemporary high school is. Rituals or rites of an institution reflect its culture understood as a selection of values, symbols, attitudes, ideas, beliefs and customs. In the text, I analyze the phenomena that are present at universities and that I refer to as pop rituals (various contests, parties organized at universities), and beforehand I explain that the concept of an institution’s pop-ritual side stands for in my view. The subject of the considerations that I undertake is thus the presence of phenomena typical for pop culture within the walls of high schools, possible reasons and consequences of his state of affairs, especially the positioning of a university on the so-called educational services market and new dimensions of the privileges of members of academic communities,

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 78-97
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish