Book Launch: Going Solo, by Eric Klinenberg (NYU)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location: The Humanities Initiative: 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, New York, 10003
A book launch in celebration of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Penguin, 2012), by Eric Klinenberg (Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Media, Culture, & Communication, NYU; editor of the journal Public Culture.
In Going Solo, renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living and examines the seismic impact it's having on our culture, business, and politics. Conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, but, as Klinenberg shows, most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
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Hosted by The Humanities Initiative at NYU and NYU Press
Created in 2007, the Humanities Initiative at NYU (HI) draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s humanities faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City. The Initiative is committed to bringing NYU’s humanists together as well as to exploring the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community. Find out more at: http://humanitiesinitiative.org.