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Heartland : what is the future of modern love?

Pinkerton, Jennifer2022
Stump, 30, has a knack for getting herself into unusual dating situations. Kami, 19, craves deeper connections than apps offer. Alex, 25, streams porn for four hours each day. Charlotte, 22, has two categories: hook-up or husband. Ku, 25, relies on alcohol to meet people and push boundaries during sex. Finding love and quenching lust are desires humankind has sought-after for millennia. Today, the internet plays a key role in how we find companionship and connection, but for writer Jennifer Pinkerton, who's traversing her own ups and downs in love and commitment - this new era of dating apps, omnipresent porn, and increasingly fluid identities begs the question: what is the future of modern love? This one-of-a-kind book blends reportage, memoir, extensive research, and lyrical prose to take us on a journey into the heart-scapes of young Australians. Informed by interviews with more than 100 people under 40 years of age, from transgender Aboriginal sistagirls in the Tiwi Islands to conservative Catholics living in Sydney, this book explores the hopes, fears and realities of romantic relationships at a time marked by great expectations and far fewer rules.
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Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2022.©2022
xiv, 370 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
9781760878405 (pbk)9781760878405
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