American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Lisa Wade is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She earned an MA in human sexuality from New York University and an MS and PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of over two dozen research papers, book chapters, and educational essays. Aiming to reach audiences outside of academia, Dr. Wade founded the popular blog Sociological Images and appears frequently in print, radio, and television news and opinion outlets.
Wade provides constructive strategies to address how campus sex practices can be humanized, and undertaken with greater respect and empathy.--Alli Joseph (10/05/2016)
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.-- (10/05/2016)
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.-- (10/05/2016)
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.-- (10/05/2016)
In this fascinating book, Wade shines the bright light of sociology and feminism onto American college sexual culture, exploring both its positive and its bleakest aspects. An intelligent, sympathetic, and unflinching analysis of hookup culture, interweaved with intimate narratives from those living in it.-- (10/05/2016)
An urgently needed and well-researched front-line report on 'hookup culture.' ... Are young women taking on a traditional 'male' view of sex? Is commercialism monopolizing their--and our--imaginations? Is hooking up a way of shutting down--and discrediting--genuine emotional connections? If so, why?... This book is a welcome wake-up call to the nation. Read it and pass the word.-- (10/05/2016)
[P]rovides an engaging, thought-provoking, and accessible examination of current social behaviors.-- (10/05/2016)
An eye-opening, conversation-starting examination of sex on the American college campus.-- (10/05/2016)