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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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

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ISBN 9780715645123
Barcode 9780715645123
Published 1 March 2013 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Klinenberg, Eric
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ISBN-13 9780715645123
ISBN-10 0715645129
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Duckworth
Publication Date 1 March 2013
International Publication Date 31 January 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Klinenberg, Eric
Category Sociology: Family & Relationships
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 219mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 445g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306.8150973
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and 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 it alone, Going Solo upends common preconceptions to provide the definitive take on the rise of this major trend and how it 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

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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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