American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus Cover Image
Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days

Staff Reviews

Wade is a New Orleans native and sociology professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles who peels back the sensationalism implied in her title to report on what’s actually new and not-so-new on the campus scene.

— From Richard's 2017 Picks


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?"

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393355536
ISBN-10: 0393355535
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English