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Understanding Hookup Culture - What's Really Happening on College Campuses

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When it comes to intimacy and sex, young people today are apparently doing away with the old rules of romance and cutting straight to the chase. If recent reports are to be believed, the rise of hookup culture on college campuses is in the process of killing off dating and courtship, radically altering some of our most basic assumptions about heterosexual sex and gender. But for all the speculation, there's been little beyond anecdotal evidence to back any of these claims up. This lecture by Stanford University's Paula England, a leading researcher in the sociology of gender, aims to clarify what's actually going on. England mobilizes a wealth of data to begin to chart whether the phenomenon of hooking up represents some kind of fundamental change, or whether we're simply seeing age-old gender patterns dressed up in new social forms.

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Produced & Directed by Sut Jhally
Editor: Jason Young
Motion Graphics: Andrew Killoy
Camera Operators: Steven Brefo, Andrew Killoy, Scott Morris, David Rabinovitz & Jason Young Sound: Andy Turrett
Colorist: Andrew Killoy Production
Assistant: Katy Woodhams

Paula England is Professor of Sociology and an affiliate of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Her research focuses on gender inequality in labor markets, and on how changes in family life are affected by the gender and class systems. She is a former editor of the American Sociological Review.

"Understanding Hookup Culture sheds some much-needed factual light on a troubling trend in the eyes of many American adults. It does not engage in moralizing, nor should it. The film should motivate some interesting discussion and questions, and it may also contribute to the wider American dialog about not just what college students and young singles are doing but what we want them to do and what social, emotional, and physical consequences their choices make. Suitable for college courses in cultural anthropology, anthropology of sexuality/gender, and American studies, as well as general audiences." - Jack David Eller | Anthropology Review Database

This item is available worldwide. Price is for secondary schools and colleges worldwide and for Australian universities. Universities from outside Australia please contact customer service for quote: info@artfilms.com.au Price includes educational license.
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