It opens with solid science, then remembers it's a sociology book, takes the for-credit class assignments of students from 2 universities, and uses them to conjecture up some sweeping, apocalyptic generalizations about the death of romance. Pages with related products. My only complaint with the book is that Wade eschews the possibility of someone forming a relationship in college that does not begin with hooking up, based on the fact that no one in her classes did so. Other Editions 4. This item:
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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
There's no clear agenda here--Wade records what she sees and is told faithfully without much judgment or commentary, seemingly more interested in observing culture than in trying to influence it. In the second, it might've been kissing. Why Not Socialism? It sounds suspiciously like something people did before hookups existed at all. The snippets of individuals' real lives are interspersed though with some fascinating history about dating, sexual relationships, gender dynamics and collegiate life.