Lisa Wade – American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

Premiere DateFeb 12, 2017
00:00 Intro
02:20 Book Talk Intro: Kory French
07:22 Empire Horse Thief
11:06 Interview with Lisa Wade Part 1
31:35 Mountain Town Horse Thief
35:03 Interview with Lisa Wade Part 2
49:13 Another Youth Horse Thief
53:22 Book Talk Outro: Kory French
54:58 Falling For You Horse Thief
59:10 End

“Hookup” has become a buzzword, a misleading concept for students, parents and educators alike—one that confuses more than explains the nuances of this complex and pervasive trend. Wade analyzes its cultural roots: the evolution of courtship, our unrealized feminist revolution, America’s new business model of higher education, and the increasingly tenuous economic futures faced by young people. The hookup came to dominate college campuses in this context, but the trouble extends beyond hooking up to the culture itself. It rewards students who endorse and embrace “meaningless” sex, while ostracizing those who don’t. And there is no escaping it. It permeates not just dorm rooms and frat houses, but dining halls, quads, Facebook and Instagram feeds, and even classrooms. It is now part of the quintessential college experience, necessary for forming and maintaining friendships, and it often determines social status, whether students opt in or out. (Author webpage) (Author’s blog) (Author Facebook page)
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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…