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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus with author Lisa Wade
February 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Let’s talk about hookups this Valentine’s Day with Lisa Wade author of new book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus. Join WGSS for lunch and a reading and discussion with book author Lisa Wade. The first 15 guests will receive a FREE copy of American Hookup. Books will also be for sale at the event for anyone interested. Pizza and sweets will be served. There will be a book signing following the event.
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 [W.W. Norton & Company; January 10, 2017; $26.95 hardcover], 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.