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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

College equals freedom, freedom equals fun, and fun equals heavy drinking and casual sex—or so the hookup culture on today’s campuses leads students to believe. While college has always been a space for protest, for play, and for breaking the rules, the “hookup” that has come to dominate campus life is entirely new in its potential for both pleasure and pain. From Ivies to religious colleges, public universities to liberal arts schools, hookup culture is the ubiquitous new culture of sex on campuses today. In AMERICAN HOOKUP: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, Professor Lisa Wade looks past the shock-value news reports, moralizing op-eds, and party-saturated Hollywood movies to uncover what hookup culture means to college students, how it works, and what it reveals about privilege, power, and the future of sexuality in America.
Join us for a conversation with Professor Wade about her research and recently released book, AMERICAN HOOKUP: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.



Friday, February 3, 2017. 04:00 PM


Florence Moore Main Lounge


Residential Education