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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013  6:15pm Pulitzer Hall (formerly Journalism Hall), Room 301

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Free and open to the public

First come, first seated

Cosponsors

Public Books

Department of English

Department of Sociology

Graduate School of Journalism

Sharon Marcus, the Orlando Harriman Professor of English at Columbia University and the fiction editor of Public Books, interviews Eric Klinenberg, the author of what The Atlantic has called "The Most Conversation-Generating Book about How We Live Now" of 2012. In Going Solo, Klinenberg, professor of sociology at NYU, upends conventional wisdom about how the rise of living alone is transforming modern life. Challenging the myths of increasing social isolation and community decline, Klinenberg argues instead that the dramatic emergence of single living is made possible by the robustness of urban societies, and he highlights its benefits as well as its dangers.

Participants

  • Eric Klinenberg

    Professor of Sociology

    New York University

  • Sharon Marcus

    Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Columbia University

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