11.15.2011 Hooking Up

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11.15.2011 Hooking Up - A hook up “is anything ‘ranging from kissing to having sex,’ and that it takes place outside the context of commitment” - Bogle also found that a hookup refers to a broad range of sexual activity and argues that the ambiguity of the term is a part of its appeal - Questions: o What is the practice of hooking up? o According to Paula England’s Online College Social life Survey, how common is hooking up on college campuses? o Why does hooking up occur according to Bogle? Do other sociologists agree with her? - Historical Context: A hook up V. a Date o A Date: Became a “universal custom in America” by the 1920s Prior to dating, according to Bogle, middle class families engaged in the practice of “calling” Dating evolved from the phenomenon of “treating” that was common among working class women in the early 20 th century Dating is not courtship according to Willard Waller who studied dating customs at Penn State in the 1920 and 1930s as 1) The intent is not to marry 2) men sough dates for sexual gratification In the 1920s and 1930s, dating followed what Waller called “the rating and dating complex” In the 1940s and beyond (during pre-hooking up era), dating led to practice of “going steady.” After 1930, dating became a conduit to relationships, according to Bogle, because A cultural interest in settling down (e.g. median age of marriage dropped) “men who wanted to be ‘big men on campus’ during the rating and dating era now longed to settle down” (17) War and scarcity of men instilled fear - Dating is different From Hooking Up: o Dating: plans to meet before sexual activity, “date first, sex later” o Hooking up: plans to meet after sexual activity, “sex first, date later” o In-between dating and hooking-up? - Bogle Suggests that Casual Sex is more rampant today than yesterday but according to Paula England, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Laura Hamilton: o 1) Young people today are not having more sex than their parents
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o 2) The National health and Social Life Survey found that people born after 1942
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