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Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

A revelatory examination of the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone and its surprising benefits

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ISBN 9780715645109
Barcode 9780715645109
Published 1 February 2013 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Freely, John
By Klinenberg, Eric
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ISBN-13 9780715645109
ISBN-10 0715645102
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Overlook Press
Publication Date 1 February 2013
International Publication Date 14 February 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Freely, John
By Klinenberg, Eric
Category Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 568g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Science - Europe - History, Science - history, Science, Medieval - History
NBS Text Marriage, Family & Other Relationships
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 509.40902
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are, and 31 million - roughly one out of every seven adults - live alone. Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and examines the seismic impact it's having on our culture, business, and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most 'solo dwellers', compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who go solo, Going Solo upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming modern society.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Trailblazing.' Vanity Fair 'Klinenberg - fleshes out [his] subjects with expertise and devotion' New York Times 'A book so important that it is likely to become both a popular read and a social science classic - This book really will change the lives of people who live solo, and everyone else - thorough, balanced, and persuasive.' Psychology Today
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Media, Culture, and Communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. He has also contributed to popular publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and the Guardian.

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