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Even Thoreau, it turns out, used to get deliveries of home-cooked meals from his mum. Living alone in a rural area can be much tougher than in a city, and the risks of isolation are greater. I figured Gong book would cover this change, and in part it does discuss it. And then, unfortunately, there’s the last part, which focuses on aging alone and the challenges faced by the elderly and isolated.
Looking giing More Great Reads? Descriptions of strong social connections, both physical and via technology, acknowledge the rise of networking sights, smart phones, and constant connection, and the suggestion that those going solo are more likely to have an extensive network of friends they rely on for companionship and support are spot on.
Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone by Eric Klinenberg
Instead of showing the resilience of rising above and the solutions to the expected problems that come with aging, this book wallows in the negative. What is happening in rural places? Not a lot that appeals there.
I thought this was very interesting. When she’s not here, I get to enjoy that space and solitude, recharge and connect with friends and work on causes dear to me, but I also feel like I accidentally forgot my left arm somewhere. 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.
Klinenberg reviews some staggering statistics on the subject. He states that it is something that is happening with more and more frequency all on it’s on, and explores reasons why.
I expected a serious discussion of the policy implications of that fact, but huge swaths of this read like a self-help book, based on interviews usually introduced with text like “Kimberly lives in New York City and works in the film industry; her shoulder-length brown hair frames a pale complexion and a sweet but somewhat sinister smile that conveys her confident and mischievous side. Although the book has a lot of respect for people living alone and stresses how people choose to live alone because it’s the best of their options, I couldn’t help but be kind of terrified as I read it.
About Going Solo Boing revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change Inonly 22 percent of American adults were single. Frankly, it is amazing Dr Klinenberg got out alive.
I could not keep up with his demands that I ski, clean, cook, etc Klineberg’s book does not lose speed. Wherever there is affluence, and a welfare state, people use their resources to get places of their own.
Still, I was disappointed that there was no discussion about how people could be brought together. Fascinating but mostly irrelevant to my interests. This book presented a ton of interesting gokng on the phenomenon of living alone in a city, however none of them were outright shocking, or too far afield of what I would have guessed.
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Whether or not I will is still up for debate and the book did nothing to change that. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million, roughly one out of every seven adults, live alone. Although they all have widely different cultural values, economic wealth and development has driven people in these countries in increasing numbers to choose to live alone, primarily in urban settings.
So, break out the condoms! I think researching information about people with disabilities klinenbeeg live alone or with a husband is klihenberg worthy endeavor.
Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
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For precisely that reason they are not keen to go and live with their married sons and daughters either, solk Klinenberg that they are wary of being put to work as unpaid domestic skivvies. But millions of people are suffering from social disconnection. According to Klinenberg, some of the main reasons that living alone has become so popular in the United States and other highly developed countries is due to the wealth generated by economic development and social security developed by modern welfare.
Sep 01, Alison added it Shelves: The New Republic Apr Not the type of book I typically enjoy, but i found that Klineberg made a compelling case for the acknowledgement of a growing segment of singles living alone and the unique challenges and benefits that presents. It was more along the line: I think they just say, ‘I’ve been there, done that,’ and unless you’re really something special, you’re fine as a friend.
And that certainly was not as easy to do before the s. This is not a book about dating, it is not a book about people who are single in the erlc sense, and it is not a book about sex, promiscuity, or advocating the “breakdown” of marriage and intimate relationships. The difference is that Klinenherg have no problem finding the alone time that I always seem to crave, and that rejuvenates me.
They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic goong since the Baby Boom: They live alone by choice, deviating from the traditional marriage and family arrangements.
This is a well-researched book though and well-written. 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. Its optimistic title notwithstanding, the tone of the book is sumber and factual. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid klinenbedg of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of going solo is transforming the American experience.
There have been many books written advocating both sides of the idea, but this author neither promotes nor disparages living on your own. He deconstructs that living alone isn’t necessarily a bad thing, that just because one ends up alone does not mean they have failed. Anecdotally, too, the current recession seems to have sharpened the longing for a room — or, better still, a nice one-bedroom flat with low service charges — of one’s own.
How will I go about meeting my social needs? About Going Solo With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive gokng on how the rise of going solo is transforming the American experience.
T he way Eric Klinenberg perceives the interviewees for his book on living alone, you really wouldn’t want to be gokng of them. What are some of its effects in the public eirc