Going Solo has ratings and reviews. Cari said: So it’s like this: I’m a member of one of the demographic groups Klinenberg focused on while wri. Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone is based on strong empirical data. Indeed, Klinenberg and graduate. Eric Klinenberg, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. First published: 10 September

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I easily read the book, written accessibly for a range of readers, in an evening at home — alone. I have recommended it to my friends who live alone. SROs — single room occupancy facilities — started in the s as “plain hotels for plain people”, but are now essentially hostels for capitalism’s casualties. She never struck me as sad or lonely. I was just about to go online and put my name down, when I stumbled over this sentence: Britain, Scandinavia and Japan all post even higher figures.

Klinenberg’s bias towards extroverts and those who need interaction with others in order to maintain their mental health shows over and over again, especially in his writing about elderly people.

I put together a playlist of some of the greatest songs for going solo, and an extended set of many others. They enjoy life and make use of many social and community resources to advance their happiness.

Klinenberg’s refutation of Robert Putman. Eric Klinenberg, in Going Solo which just moved into paperbackexamines the unprecedented increase in the number of people living alone.


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This is an unbiased study favoring neither the choice to be single or the choice to be in a long-term committed relationship. Sharing with housemates, even bunking up with your boyfriend, is increasingly what losers do. He covers the benefits and cons of living alone and how one gets to the point of living alone.

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In Going Solorenowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend. I remained invested throughout this section, as it seemed like it was offering a view into a pleasant future should I choose to continue on my current path.

What’s happening around the world? We are experiencing technical difficulties. View all 6 comments. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 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. Not to mention, mixing interviews of people who live alone for reason of productiveness with those who do it to avoid troublesome relationships or social anxieties will likely give readers an overall negative picture of people who live alone.

Trivia About Going Solo: Klienberg adds that in the late twentieth century, four other social changes contributed to the rise in individualism and living alone: Wherever there is affluence, and a welfare state, people use their resources to get places of their own.

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And it would be quite literally unbelievable were it not for the fact that those rates are even lower than the rates of living alone that we see in comparable European cities. One of the most profound points, is that women living alone are the largest progressive voting block in the country and also, the in election, the largest group of women not to vote. Having said that, I want to address the issue of seniors who become ill or incapacitated.


The book reports a mix of overall klinenberrg how many people in goimg life stage in each country or city are living alone and in depth interviews with thise living solo in the US or those advocating for these groups.

Even Thoreau, it turns out, used to get deliveries of home-cooked meals from his mum. I’m a professional, middle class woman in my late twenties with my own apartment, a circle of close friends who are basically family, and the ability to enjoy my own company.

For precisely that reason they are not keen to go and live with their married sons and daughters either, telling Klinenberg that they are wary of being put to work as unpaid domestic skivvies.

Jan 18, Ursa rated it liked it Shelves: 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 take on how the rise of going solo is transforming the American experience.