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Hazing in the faculty of education and the pleasent sadomasochist integration

This paper intends to investigate the existence of a psychosocial process of sadomasochist integration (the so-called "hazing") between freshmen and veterans in the Faculty of Education at the Federal University of São Carlos. The analysis of the collected data indicates that university hazing is a passage rite whose physical and mainly psychic violence is justified by students as a tradition that must be maintained in the university life.

University hazing; Theodor W. Adorno; Cultural Industry

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