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Jennifer S. Hirsch / Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Free

Booksmith hosts Jennifer S. Hirsch, co-author with Shamus Khan of the new book Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. Please join us!

Sexual Citizens is a groundbreaking study that transforms how we see and address the most misunderstood problem on college campuses: widespread sexual assault.

The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. And for far too many students, that fear is realized. Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life? And what can be done to prevent it? Sexual Citizens provides answers. Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots, transcending current debates about consent, predators in a “hunting ground,” and the dangers of hooking up.

Sexual Citizens is based on years of research interviewing and observing college life—with students of different races, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Hirsch and Khan’s landmark study reveals the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault so predictable, explaining how physical spaces, alcohol, peer groups, and cultural norms influence young people’s experiences and interpretations of both sex and sexual assault. Through the powerful concepts of “sexual projects,” “sexual citizenship,” and “sexual geographies,” the authors offer a new and widely-accessible language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships. Empathetic, insightful, and far-ranging, Sexual Citizens transforms our understanding of sexual assault and offers a roadmap for how to address it.


photo of Jennifer S. Hirch by Andres OyuelaJennifer S. Hirsch is a professor of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and codirects SHIFT, the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation, at Columbia University.


This event is free and all ages.

RSVP appreciated but not required.

As with all of our events, seating may be limited; you can guarantee a seat by pre-purchasing the book below — when checking out, just be sure to include a note that you’d like to attend the event. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Sexual Citizens, order below and be sure to put your request in the comments field.

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Date:
February 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.booksmith.com/event/booksmith-jennifer-s-hirsch-sexual-citizens-landmark-study-sex-power-and-assault-campus

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The Booksmith
Phone:
415-863-8688
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http://www.booksmith.com

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Phone:
415-863-8688
Website:
http://www.booksmith.com