Eric Klinenberg NYC event February 21 Newsletter
Going Solo: A Conversation about Cities, Social Policy, and Public Sociology with Eric Klinenberg and Sudhir Venkatesh
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Puck Building, 2nd Floor
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
295 Lafayette Street
New York, New York
The incredible rise of living alone is the greatest social change that we’ve failed to name and identify, let alone understand. In 1950, four million Americans lived alone. Today, more 32 million do, accounting for 28 percent of American households. The rates of living alone are even higher in urban areas. More than 40 percent of all households consist of just one person in Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. In Manhattan, the figure is nearly 50 percent.
Public Culture Editor and New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg examines the seismic impact of these changes in his new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Penguin Press). In this public event, the renowned Columbia University sociologist and best-selling author Sudhir Venkatesh joins Klinenberg in conversation. They will discuss Going Solo, the state of contemporary cities, and the reemergence of public sociology.
A book signing with both speakers will immediately follow the conversation.
Co-sponsored by the Craft of Ethnography Project, a joint initiative of the Columbia University Department of Sociology and the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge.