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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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone by Eric Klinenberg
About Going Solo With eye-opening statistics, original data, klinenbfrg vivid portraits 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. Apr 24, Gayle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 29, Pages. What are some of its effects in the public sphere?
Erkc other people with disabilities have different experiences. Sep 01, Alison added it Shelves: I am so glad that I read this book, if for no other reason than to find out that I’m not alonepun intended. Going Solo is a really informative book on the challenges of living alone in cities at various stages of life. Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic? So in a moment like this, living alone is one way to get a kind of restorative solitude, a solitude that can be productive, because your home can be an oasis from the constant chatter and overwhelming stimulation of the digital urban existence.
Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg – review | Books | The Guardian
Here live a gang of “unmarriageable men”: So I think one of the things I want to do in this book is help to name and identify and understand this social change that has touched all of us.
He admits he focused on large cities, especially NYC, and spent little effort researching the rural and suburban environment for living alone. How will I go about meeting my social needs?
These are all different things. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How prevalent is living alone in America today?
Go discuss it over beers, it’s a fun time. At the Smithsonian Visit. Related fantasies – of self-reliance, or the self-made man, for instance – lead us to ignore the webs of interdependency that give even the most antisocial among us the strength to go it alone. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who go solo, Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming the American experience.
Brown Alumni Magazine Mar Their own needs for social interaction, engagement and meaning in life are not met by a nuclear family, but by their own self actualization and the relationships they build among friends, colleagues and neighbors. He deconstructs that living alone isn’t necessarily a bad thing, that just because one ends up alone does not mean they have failed.
Klinenberg argues that this demographic shift alone should be enough to encourage klinenbefg development of new policies that support people who live alone, but that unfortunately conservative social norms continue to make these changes slow.
Author Klinenberg is quick to point out that his entire study only deals with the culture of modern cities which allow for the expression of individual eccentricities and permit experiments with new ways of living. The third group is old people who lost their spouses. Apparently this is because singles advocates such as Bella DePaulo, who is referenced by name have already put so much ‘out there’ about the appealing side of the to-live-or-not-to-live-alone case, but it did annoy me that the appeal of living alone is very much glossed over and significantly more emphasis is put on the challenges of living alone.
And then, unfortunately, there’s the last part, which focuses on aging alone and the challenges faced by the elderly and isolated. In fact, compared with their married counterparts, they are more likely to eat out and exercise, go to art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. One might expect, then, that his book on the exponential increase in single-person households would be dark and depressing.
Some of the people Klinenberg interviews have become advocates or leaders for people who are living alone, building community and beginnings of a collective identity. Though at the same time there’s not much to be done to avoid it except for amassing piles of cash. This was a very balanced book on the virtues and pitfalls of living alone. I could not keep up with his demands that I ski, clean, cook, etc.
Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg – review
In chapter 2 The Capacity to Live Alone he discusses people in their twenties to middle thirties who have productive social life. There have been many books written advocating both sides of the idea, but this author neither promotes nor disparages living on your own. Nicky’s voice is “soft and a bit squeaky”. Unless I want to lose my virginity klinenbery a cohabitating relationtionship, I’m doomed to live the celebite life alone sllo I guess I’m just the first to admit there are some days I do not find it appealing.
Eric Klinenberg on Going Solo
You can’t go to the person that you’re with for help with this problem because, in your eyes, they are the problem. Often egic last quarter of the book is completely skippable but Eric kept the momentum going and worked well to expand on the concept of living alone while approaching it with respect and free of social stigma.
The book focuses mostly on cities. Expanding my own circle came klibenberg out of necessity: It was eyeopening in the acceptance and celebration of solo living as a deliberate choice that works for people.
And back then, it was most common in the sprawling Western states, like Alaska, and Montana, and Nevada, because single migrant men went there. Young people believe that moving into a home of their own is essential for becoming an adult, because the experience will help them grow more mature and self-reliant.