Event Title

Social Interaction, Social Arenas, and the Creation of Community: Student Experiences of Senior Bar Night

Presenter Information

Jake Lukach, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 223

Start Date

30-4-2015 3:42 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

For this project, I explore social aspects of Colby students experiences, specifically in relation to Senior Bar Night. I investigate the ways in which students understand and negotiate social space outside of Colbys campus and explore the topics of social interaction, social arenas, and the creation of community. I am studying this topic in an attempt to understand the ways in which socialization creates and maintains a sense of community for students at Colby. I investigate several questions including: How do students perceive and negotiate social arenas and locations off campus? Why do students travel off campus to other social locations? How are these spaces privileged in terms of race and class? For this ethnographic study, I conduct observational studies and personal interviews to inform my research and analyze the topics and questions that are central to the project.

Faculty Sponsor

Winifred Tate

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Anthropology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1889

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Apr 30th, 3:42 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Social Interaction, Social Arenas, and the Creation of Community: Student Experiences of Senior Bar Night

Diamond 223

For this project, I explore social aspects of Colby students experiences, specifically in relation to Senior Bar Night. I investigate the ways in which students understand and negotiate social space outside of Colbys campus and explore the topics of social interaction, social arenas, and the creation of community. I am studying this topic in an attempt to understand the ways in which socialization creates and maintains a sense of community for students at Colby. I investigate several questions including: How do students perceive and negotiate social arenas and locations off campus? Why do students travel off campus to other social locations? How are these spaces privileged in terms of race and class? For this ethnographic study, I conduct observational studies and personal interviews to inform my research and analyze the topics and questions that are central to the project.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/418