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A must read for undergraduate students, faculty and staff, and parents.
Summing up: Highly recommended.“-Choice“Bogle is a smart interviewer and gets her subjects to reveal intimate and often embarrassing details without being moralizing.
“Going out on a date is a sort of ironic, obsolete type of thing,” says Elizabeth Welsh, a 25-year-old recent college graduate in Boston. A record number of women are attending college and pursuing careers, and people are getting married later—so women in their 20s are less interested in finding a spouse and settling down.
And with equality between the sexes now virtually a given, many women reject the traditional notion that while it’s fine for men to treat sex casually, a woman who does so is a slut. They say they’re just having fun, and that as long as both people understand the terms, it’s win-win.
A useful resource for college students who want to know what hooking up means to their classmates, Bogle's book is also relevant for parents trying to figure out why their darn kids are running around the bases backward.”-The Philadelphia Inquirer,“Hooking Up is a welcome, empirical addition that informs all readers of the collegiate state of affairs—sexual and otherwise.
It will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of gender, sexuality, family, relationships, and higher education.”-Rachel Kalish, Gender & Society“This work is an excellent reflection on the continuing double standards for men and women and the consideration of gender norms in our ‘post-feminist’ culture will be appreciated by gender studies scholars as well as by researchers and practitioners interested in late adolescent and emerging adult sexuality.
Listen to her NPR Interview The Sociology of "Hooking Up": Author Interview on Inside Higher Ed Newsweek: Campus Sexperts Hookup culture creates unfamiliar environment - to parents, at least Hooking Up: What Educators Need to Know - An op-ed on CHE by the author It happens every weekend: In a haze of hormones and alcohol, groups of male and female college students meet at a frat party, a bar, or hanging out in a dorm room, and then hook up for an evening of sex first, questions later.
As casually as the sexual encounter begins, so it often ends with no strings attached; after all, it was “just a hook up.” While a hook up might mean anything from kissing to oral sex to going all the way, the lack of commitment is paramount.
This evenhanded, sympathetic book on a topic that has received far too much sensational and shoddy coverage is an important addition to the contemporary literature on youth and sexuality.”-Publishers Weekly,“Bogle’s prose engages the reader, and her positive rapport with her interviewees provides confidences typically reserved for best friends.
Whether it is an expression of postfeminist independence or a form of youthful rebellion, hooking up has become the only game in town on many campuses. 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.
is an intimate look at how and why college students get together, what hooking up means to them, and why it has replaced dating on college campuses.
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.