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Faith with Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses

Jason King


In a time when hooking up dominates campus life even though most are unhappy with it, students are looking for something different. Faith with Benefits is the result of the largest study of students at Catholic colleges and universities to see if these campuses offer any alternatives. Based on two years of surveys and interviews, Faith with Benefits argues that the connection between the religious culture and hookup culture of Catholic campuses is neither simple nor straightforward. Those campuses at the extremes of Catholic identity—those with very strong or marginal Catholic identity—have th ... More

Keywords: hookup culture, Catholic identity, Catholic higher education, culture, scripts, frames, socializing, marginalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190244804
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244804.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason King, author
Associate Professor and Chair of Theology, Saint Vincent College