Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Podcast features Randolph professor and her research on hookups

Danielle Currier, sociology professor

A Randolph College sociology professor is featured in a podcast by Gender & Society, a peer reviewed journal on sociology and women’s studies.

In the podcast, Danielle Currier and an interviewer talk about the book College Sex: Philosophy for Everyone, Philosophers with Benefits. Currier recently wrote a review of that book in Gender & Society, and some of the interview focuses on her review.

Currier also discusses “Intentional Ambiguity: How definitions of hooking up maintain boundaries of hegemonic masculinity and emphasize femininity,” her forthcoming essay she for Gender & Society. The essay focuses on her research that shows that men and women engaging in casual sex in college use different words to describe their sexual activity.

“The way in which we label things and the words we give to things are very important,” Currier says in the podcast. “When you’re talking about sex and sexuality, the language that gets applied will help determine whether it’s perceived as a positive, negative, or neutral thing.”