Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus

Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus

by Kathleen A. Bogle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814799698

ISBN-13: 9780814799697

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: New York University Press

Breaking through many misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses, Hooking Up is the first book to understand the new sexual culture on its own terms, with vivid real-life stories of young men and women as they navigate the newest sexual revolution.

In surprisingly frank interviews, students reveal the circumstances that have led to the rise of the booty

Overview

Breaking through many misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses, Hooking Up is the first book to understand the new sexual culture on its own terms, with vivid real-life stories of young men and women as they navigate the newest sexual revolution.

In surprisingly frank interviews, students reveal the circumstances that have led to the rise of the booty call and the death of dinner-and-a-movie. Whether it is an expression of post-feminist independence or a form of youthful rebellion, hooking up has become the only game in town on many campuses.

Kathleen A. Bogle argues that college life itself promotes casual relationships among students on campus. The book sheds light on everything from the differences in what young men and women want from a hook up to why freshmen girls are more likely to hook up than their upper-class sisters and the effects this period has on the sexual and romantic relationships of both men and women after college.

About the Author:
Kathleen A. Bogle is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at LaSalle University in Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814799697
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
1,144,146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
From Dating to Hooking Up     11
The Hookup     24
The Hookup Scene     50
The Campus as a Sexual Arena     72
Men, Women, and the Sexual Double Standard     96
Life after College: A Return to Dating     128
Hooking Up and Dating: A Comparison     158
Methodological Appendix     187
Notes     191
Bibliography     211
Index     221
About the Author     225

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