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Yes, there’s a methods section in the back of the book, but I’m sure some potential participants’ responses were thrown out.

Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus

But, the book’s narrow focus on straight, white, middle class hookups is such an oversight, in my opinion. Books by Kathleen A. Why is almost every quotation this way? She does a great job identifying attitudes and motivations among the students, and supporting her conclusions from specific interviews with students.

All books by Kathleen A. The opinions expressed by the interviewees in this book are so far from those held by any of the dozens of people I knew in college a large, well-known private university in the Kaathleen from which I graduated a year ago that I have to wonder how she selected them.

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The premise of this book is based on the fact that in the student culture, no one really “dates” anymore. May 08, Miri rated it liked it Shelves: I would love to see this study repeated on different kinds of college campuses or with young people who are not in college – I’m thinking an urban commuter school, hloking historically black college, a super hippie school, a super Christian school, a community college.

She does not restrain kathhleen censor any of her research or hookng. Hooking Up also serves as a valuable reference for those who seek to understand and decode the sexual terminology and encounters of youth and young adults.

Paperbackpages. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Exam Copy Please list your name, institutional affiliation, course name and size, and institution address. Refresh ip try again. Campus Sexperts Hookup culture creates unfamiliar environment – to parents, at least Hooking Up: Being an adjunct professor who interacts with college students, and one who grew up in a college culture dominanted by the “hook up” script, as Bogle calls it, I could really relate to what the respondents in her book described.


I really did not enjoy it. I read this book for my sociology course last year, and I would be lying if I said that this book was not interesting. Aug 05, Clare Mortensen rated it really liked it Boglee it for: Hooking Up 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.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Used this for my class this semester. There isn’t much of a difference between the private and public school environments out of which she chooses to interview. Most students aren’t really participating in the hooking up scene on campus.

This gives her research a very personal and anecdotal touch. Bogle does a wonderful job describing the hook-up scene. Oct 27, Helen Marie rated it it was amazing. Feb 15, Katie rated it liked it Shelves: The neck, lips, and ears are “utilized extensively as sexual objects. Anyway, I like the way Bogle addresses the idea of “scripts” in relationship formation and when sexual activity is permissible. 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.

Sociology of the Family. It’s possible that the subjects may have been long-winded in their interviews, but why are there ellipses in the middle of sentences?

I got about 75 pages in before I gave up. Hookup culture creates unfamiliar environment – to parents, at least. 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. However, it was also very depressing. However, I would offer one warning: Popular passages Page 12 – God knows, Anything goes. Return to Book Page. Girls aren’t necessarily going to college to meet their husbands and men aren’t necessarily marrying their best girl as soon as they graduate.


But Bogle herself admits that her analysis is somewhat cursory, and her main hope was to inspire more specific research.

Gender and sexual standards in dating relationships. The Sociology of “Hooking Up”: 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.

Further, while this is a topic that mainstream media often addresses as a complete negative, Bogle balances her depiction of hooking up on college campuses with attention to both positive and negative consequences of this new type of “dating” that most people under the age of 30 can recognize and to which they can relate.

I wish I would have had this book to read in college — it would have clarified so many things I was confused and angry about. The world has gone mad today And good’s bad today And black’s white today And day’s night today, When most guys today That women prize today Are just silly gigolos!

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Sep 09, Lisa Kruse rated it liked it. The thesis is, girls want relationships and commitment, and guys want to hook up and get ass. 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.