With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to. Editorial Reviews. Review. An Essay by Going Solo author Eric Klinenberg. As featured on There have been a lot of big. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom.

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Both affluence and klinenherg are driving forces in the trend, and the author interviewed many, many people of differing geographical and socio-economic levels to explore the issue.

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The book did give me much hope that this rise in single-person households may hold great potential for our societies, more than enough to offset the downsides typically discussed–and that, like it or not, it’s here to stay, so maybe we should stop building cities and suburbs primarily for nuclear families.

What matters is not whether yoing live alone, but whether we feel alone. In Going Solorenowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. There’s even a dedicated space for parties. People who live alone make up 28 percent of all U. The chapter title is “Aging Alone. A book with policy solutions regarding the second theme would be well worth reading.

It’s worth noting that the author is happily married with children, and he got the incentive to write up on singleton society after the lethal Chicago heatwave of that killed hundreds of people who lived alone, isolated from the help of the community.


And the places that gling, by far, the most people living alone, are the Scandinavian countries. They have played a big role in reanimating central cities.

It is an important book, though, for demanding that people talk about the issue without moral judgments and psychological theories about singletons that have little connection to reality. People live alone in rural areas as well. This was my experience personally.

They eat out in restaurants more often, are likely to take art or music classes, attend public events, and go shopping with friends. I’m a member of one of the demographic groups Klinenberg focused on while klinenbegg Going Solo.

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Eric Klinenberg on Going Solo

Published February 2nd by Penguin Press first published January 1st See all books by Eric Klinenberg. They have a point to prove to themselves and others.

Apparently not only are women no longer stigmatized for k,inenberg alone, this is a worldwide trend! Some of that blood is on their hands. Klinenberg’s refutation of Robert Putman. Occasionally I stayed at my parents’ home for extended visits or crashed with friends and he year I was saying my husband I lived with a friend.

The first group is relatively young professionals, who are usually well-off financially. Its optimistic title notwithstanding, the tone of the book is sumber and klinenberb. When they reach the stage of life where they can no longer take care of themselves, things became much more difficult.

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The Economist Feb Trump witnessed the physical devastation and human suffering in person. Not a lot that appeals there.

Going Solo

He admits he focused on large cities, especially NYC, and spent little effort researching the rural and suburban environment for living alone. Hardcoverpages.

The Guardian May 3: There are married people who can barely hide their pity for what they perceive to be the selfish, empty, and ultimately lonely lives of their single friends. Klinsnberg Digital Divide in Emergency Management. I think researching information about people with disabilities who live alone or with a kkinenberg is a worthy endeavor. But it is symptomatic of Klinenberg’s rigour that he refuses to deploy lazy arguments about galloping narcissism or diminished public life.

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However, they find ways to enjoy the current freedom and solidarity. Some go even further, revealing that, actually, they’re not even sure they like their children. You can be at home, on your couch, talking on the telephone, or instant messaging, or doing email, or many, many things that we do at home to stay connected. Nearly all male case studies in this book were gay, HIV, substance abuse, adulterers stuck in a downward spiral of self-destruction.

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