Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Living Alone

Globalization, Identity and Belonging

Authors: Jamieson, L., Simpson, R.

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About this book

Exploring the growing global trend of solo living, this highly original study addresses core debates about contemporary social change in the context of globalization, including individualization and connection, the future of family formation, consumption and identities, belonging and 'community', living arrangements and sustainability.

About the authors

Author Lynn Jamieson: Lynn Jamieson is Professor of Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and is a founding director of the interdisciplinary consortium, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. Her publications include a second edition of Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies.

Reviews

"Living Alone sets out to investigate the rising incidence of solo-living against a background of research on households that assumes the multi-person household as a unit of analysis. Furthermore, it aims to challenge and deconstruct normative assumptions about solo-living narrating the diverse trajectories, lived experiences and biographies of those living alone. By locating this within broader sociological theories concerned on the one hand with the rise of individualism, and on the other hand with community and sociality, the book presents a nuanced picture of an often stereotyped and misunderstood household arrangement." - BSA Sociology Journal

"Lynn Jamieson and Roona Simpson offer the most comprehensive review and analysis of solo living to date'. - Bella de Paulo, Project Scientist, University of California, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jamieson, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Geographies and Biographies of Living Alone

    Jamieson, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Solo-living with and without Partnering and Parenting

    Jamieson, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 57-87

  • The Meaning of Home Alone

    Jamieson, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 95-121

  • Living Alone, Consuming Alone?

    Jamieson, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 122-143

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $115.00
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Softcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-32291-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living Alone
Book Subtitle
Globalization, Identity and Belonging
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31852-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137318527
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27192-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32291-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 305
Topics