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The (Future) Object of My Affection: Developing Beyond Hookup Culture as a Millennial

Daly-Buajitti, Melissa (2016) The (Future) Object of My Affection: Developing Beyond Hookup Culture as a Millennial. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Daly-Buajitti, Melissa
Abstract:

This project examines the increasing participation in casual sexual relationships and experiences (CSRE’s) among millennial emerging adults as a temporal population shift in relationship behaviour, and seeks to imagine how this shift might impact millennials’ capacity to form long-lasting romantic partnerships as they develop into their adult stage of life. To do so, it develops a
foresight methodology based in cultural historical activity theory, adapting Engeström’s model for the structure of human activity as a framework for conceptualizing the systemic dynamic of activity directed toward a future object. The millennial emerging adult’s participation in a series of CSRE’s is conceived of as an activity directed toward the future object of establishing a long-lasting
romantic relationship. Attention is paid to the mediating role of mobile dating apps, linguistic practices associated with CSRE’s, and the expansive potential of memes.

Date: 12 September 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: millennial, emerging adult, hookup, activity theory, Engeström, Tinder, meme
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 16:06
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 16:06
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1237

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