Post by Chicago Campus on Apr 13, 2013 8:26:34 GMT -5
Welcome to the discussion board for Literature during the Spring Quarter 2013. To begin, I would like you to read the following article out of the New Yorker: After you have read the article please compose 5 discussion questions for Sunday 04.14.2013 class.
Discussion Questions: 1-What has Eric Klinsenberg, a sociologist at New York University, spent the past several years studying on? 2-What is the name of the book written by Eric Klinenberg? 3-What is the motivation behind the interviewees' (New Yorkers) choice towards to living alone? 4-What would be the cost of living alone to the community? 5-What is Robert D. Putnam's arguament about the role that technology plays on our life?
Discussion Questions: True or False 1.) Is that young Americans concerning about the privacy? 2.) Living alone costs more? 3.) Being alone after divorce, will make you feel happier? 4.) Is that too late to do online-dating after you turn 30? 5.) Technology drives us away from the social fulfillment?
1. How many people in the U.S. live alone nowadays? 2. How many percents of the U.S. residents are single? 3. What were Eric Klinenberg's approaches on his study? 4. How did Klinenberg and his research team interview people? 5. What is the result of Klinenberg's data?
Post by Katarzyna Grzywalska on Apr 13, 2013 23:35:24 GMT -5
1. Do financial stability and spiritual autonomy really make people happy in their solo lives? 2. Why people are getting married if many of them are expected to end in divorce? 3. According to Klinenberg's data, what liberal values determine on solo living? 4. Does technology isolate people from each other or make them easier to connect? 5. Is the natural need of people to live in group not so strong anymore?
Post by Butterfly12 on Apr 14, 2013 0:32:45 GMT -5
Discussion questions: -What are some examples of American Individualism in history? -How did technology contribute to American Individualism? -What happened in Chicago during the summer of 1995? -What did Klinenberg suggest that living alone provides? -Do you think the "American Dream" a representation of American Individualism? Diana G.
Discussion question: 1. Do people live alone because they want to or because they have to? 2. What does "the cult of the individual" means by Klinenberg? 3. What is the difference opinion between Putnam and Klinenberg? 4. What is the most important reason for Americans who like to live alone? 5. How to live alone without being lonely?