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Fall 2021 book selection: Sexual Citizens

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Copies of Sexual Citizens are available for MIT community members to borrow from the MIT Libraries, or to purchase at a special MIT discount at the MIT Press Bookstore.

About the book

Called “profoundly eye-opening” by Science and acclaimed by National Public Radio as “the book to read to help lead conversations about sex,” Sexual Citizens draws on Hirsch and Khan’s ethnographic research eliciting college students’ broad accounts of their lives and how sex fits into them. The book proposes a new model for understanding the dynamics of sexual relationships in academic communities and a new roadmap for addressing sexual assault.

About the authors

Jennifer S. Hirsch is a professor of socio-medical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Shamus Khan is a professor of Sociology and American Studies at Princeton University.

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Additional information and MIT-specific resources are available on our study guide.