American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393355536

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About the Author

Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College. She is an accomplished scholar and award-winning teacher with degrees in philosophy, human sexuality, and sociology. She lives in Los Angeles but calls New Orleans "home.

Reviews

Intelligent, sympathetic, and unflinching.--Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender and Testosterone Rex
Wade invites us to consider the nuances of hookup culture that have formerly been overlooked or oversimplified, and the result is powerful.--Charlotte Lieberman
A myth-busting, eye-popping, and important work of social research. Lisa Wade spent years observing hookup culture on college campuses across the United States and analyzing all the good data available. The result is the best book about sex on campus, bar none.--Eric Klinenberg, author of Going Solo and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Modern Romance
An extraordinary window into today's hookup culture among young people. In its pages, you will find incredible insights tying together the history of college campuses, human brain development, and cultural shifts on gender norms to explain how young people conduct their sexual relationships. Working with young people myself, I see what Lisa Wade describes every day. This is an extraordinary and important book.--Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees
Lisa Wade pulls back the curtain on campus culture and reveals the tableau of racial, class, and gender inequality on which the not-really-so-pervasive phenomenon of student hookups is playing out. If you want to understand what is happening on campus today, this book is not only excellent; it's necessary.--Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and author of Guyland
Lisa Wade investigates the biggest misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses--and tries to reach an understanding that more accurately reflects realities about gender, race, and class.--Suzanne Weiss
One of the more thoughtful books about the sexual lives of young people in the US today.
Today's crucial book for your teen's library...as relevant for high schoolers as for college students.--Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex
An urgently needed and well-researched front-line report on 'hookup culture.'...This book is a welcome wake-up call to the nation.--Arlie Hochschild, author of Strangers in their Own Land