Item description for Crossing the Line: Violence, Play, and Drama in Naval Equator Traditions (Amsterdam University Press - Meertens Ethnology Lectures) by Simon J. Bronner...
For centuries, new sailors from European and North American countries have been subjected to an elaborate hazing at sea called "crossing the line." Typically initiated upon a crossing of the equator, the beatings, dunkings, sexual play, and drinking displays that constitute crossing the line have in recent decades been banned by some fleets--- but they have also been the subject of staunch defenses and fond reminiscences. Crossing the Line studies the purpose and the changing meaning of the ceremony, substantially revising long-held assumptions.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2007
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053569146 ISBN13 9789053569146
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More About Simon J. Bronner
Simon J. Bronner is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore and director of the American studies doctoral program at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. He is the author of numerous books including, most recently, "Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture".
Simon J. Bronner currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Simon J. Bronner has an academic affiliation as follows - Penn State-Harrisburg.