American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

· W. W. Norton & Company
4.5
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304
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About this ebook

"A must-read for any student—present or former—stuck in hookup culture’s pressure to put out." —Ana Valens, Bitch

Offering invaluable insights for students, parents, and educators, Lisa Wade analyzes the mixed messages of hookup culture on today’s college campuses within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution. She draws on broad, original, insightful research to explore a challenging emotional landscape, full of opportunities for self-definition but also the risks of isolation, unequal pleasure, competition for status, and sexual violence.

Accessible and open-minded, compassionate and honest, American Hookup explains where we are and how we got here, asking, “Where do we go from here?”

4.5
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Third-party review
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* Lisa Wade's book is well-researched and really details college students' thoughts and feelings towards hookup ...
Third-party review
Maybe because I seemed to always have a boyfriend or maybe because I went to a commuter university and did not live on campus, but hooking up is not something I really engaged in. I can remember one ...

About the author

Lisa Wade is a professor at Tulane University with appointments in Sociology, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Newcomb Institute. An accomplished scholar, award-winning teacher, and public sociologist, she is well known for delivering conversational yet compelling translations of sociological theory and research. She’s the author of Terrible Magnificent Sociology and American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.

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