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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 (Paperback)

By Klinenberg, Eric

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

ISBN 9780715647356
Barcode 9780715647356
Published 1 April 2014 by Gerald Duckworth & Co
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780715647356
ISBN-10 0715647350
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Gerald Duckworth & Co
Imprint Duckworth
Publication Date 1 April 2014
International Publication Date 27 February 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Klinenberg, Eric
Category Sociology: Family & Relationships
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 212g
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 498037

Description of this Book

In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. 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, Eric Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions about the seismic impact solo living is having on our culture, business and politics.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A groundbreaking book' The Sunday Times 'Trailblazing' Vanity Fair 'Klinenberg - fleshes out [his] subjects with expertise and devotion' The 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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