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Keynote Address TCS 2015

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Eric Klinenberg, New York University

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Keynote Address TCS 2015

  1. 1. @ericklinenberg
  2. 2. The Rise in Living Alone is the Biggest Modern Social Change that We’ve Yet to Name or Identify
  3. 3. It Doesn’t Mean What We Think
  4. 4. 0 5 10 15 20 25 Single One-Person HH 1950: Percentage of Single Adults, One-Person Households 1950
  5. 5. The unmarried: Sick, Neurotic, Immoral
  6. 6. Dying Alone
  7. 7. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Single One-Person HH 1950/2014: Percentage of Single Adults, One-Person Households 1950 2014
  8. 8. Population of Americans Living Alone (in millions), 1960-2012 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2012
  9. 9. One person households as proportion of all HHs, 1940-2012 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2012
  10. 10. Social Experiment
  11. 11. 1949: Family Unit is Universal “The nuclear family is a universal human social grouping…” “No exception, at least, has come to light.”
  12. 12. How did this happen? What does it mean?
  13. 13. Why do the most privileged people on earth use their resources to separate from one another and get places of their own?
  14. 14. Freedom Personal Control Self-Realization Solitude Connection
  15. 15. Loneliness
  16. 16. “There’s nothing lonelier than living with the wrong person.”
  17. 17. Social Isolation? Matthew Brashears, Co-author, Cornell U: “I certainly don’t think it’s reliable.” Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 3, 2012

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