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Klinenberg, Eric

Overview
Works: 46 works in 156 publications in 6 languages and 8,795 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Academic theses  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Collaborator
Classifications: HQ801, 306.8150973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Eric Klinenberg
 
Most widely held works by Eric Klinenberg
Modern romance by Aziz Ansari( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time: "Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?" "Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!" "My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who's Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?" But the transformation of our romantic lives can't be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for this book he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world's leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we've seen before
Going solo : the extraordinary rise and surprising appeal of living alone by Eric Klinenberg( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life by Eric Klinenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An eminent sociologist--and coauthor, with Aziz Ansari, of the #1 New York Times bestseller Modern Romance--makes the provocative case that the future of democratic societies rests not only on shared values but also on shared "social infrastructure": the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, coffee shops, pools, and parks that promote crucial, sometimes life-saving connections between people who might otherwise fail to find common cause"--
Fighting for air : the battle to control America's media by Eric Klinenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting toward the small town. Minot's fire and rescue departments attempted to reach Clear Channel, which owned and operated all six local commercial radio stations, to warn residents of the approaching threat. But in the age of canned programming and virtual DJs, there was no one in the conglomerate's studio to take the call. The people of Minot were taken unawares. The result: one death and more than a thousand injuries. Opening with the story of the Minot tragedy, Eric Klinenberg's Fighting for Air takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers to show how corporate ownership and control of local media has remade American political and cultural life. Klinenberg argues that the demise of truly local media stems from the federal government's malign neglect, as the agencies charged with ensuring diversity and open competition have ceded control to the very conglomerates that consistently undermine these values and goals. Such "big media" may not be here to stay, however. Fighting for Air delivers a call to action, revealing a rising generation of new media activists and citizen journalists--a coalition of liberals and conservatives--who are demanding and even creating the local coverage they need and deserve
Modern romance by Aziz Ansari( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's most popular and sharpest comedic voices
Cultural production in a digital age by Eric Klinenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antidemocracy in America : truth, power, and the republic at risk( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Election Day in 2016, it seemed unthinkable to many Americans that Donald Trump could become president of the United States. But the victories of the Obama administration hid from view fundamental problems deeply rooted in American social institutions and history. The election's consequences drastically changed how Americans experience their country, especially for those threatened by the public outburst of bigotry and repression. Amid the deluge of tweets and breaking news stories that turn each day into a political soap opera, it can be difficult to take a step back and see the big picture. To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady. Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand how we got to this point and what can be done about it. Assembled by the sociologist Eric Klinenberg as well as the editors of the online magazine Public Books, Caitlin Zaloom and Sharon Marcus, it offers essays from many of the nation's leading scholars, experts on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, climate change, national security, and the role of the media. Antidemocracy in America places our present in international and historical context, considering the worldwide turn toward authoritarianism and its varied precursors. Each essay seeks to inform our understanding of the fragility of American democracy and suggests how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trump's victory brought into public view"--
Going solo : the extraordinary rise and surprising appeal of living alone by Eric Klinenberg( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom--the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone--that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change. 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
Heat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat waves in the United States kill more people during a typical year than all other natural disasters combined. Until now, no one could explain either the overwhelming number or the heartbreaking manner of the deaths resulting from the 1995 Chicago heat wave. Meteorologists and medical scientists have been unable to account for the scale of the trauma, and political officials have puzzled over the sources of the city's vulnerability. In Heat Wave, Eric Klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a "social autopsy," examining the social, political, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been
The making and unmaking of whiteness( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of new essays in race theory, drawn from the 4/97 Berkeley conference
Palaces for the people : how to build a more equal and united society by Eric Klinenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we bring people together? [Here], Eric Klinenberg presents a simple but transformative idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our health and wellbeing and that of society as a whole. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and more stimulated and lead happier, more active lives. Through uplifting human stories, [the book] shows that, properly designed and maintained, this `social infrastructure' demonstrably increases health, reduces crime, fosters tolerance and stability and, in emergencies, saves lives - more efficiently than any single other strategy yet devised."--Book flap
Fighting for air : [the battle to control America's media] by Eric Klinenberg( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigative work on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans. [The author] takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news studios, and copycat newspapers to show how corporate ownership and control of local media has remade American political and cultural life. [He] argues that the demise of truly local media stems from the federal government's malign neglect, as the agencies charged with ensuring diversity and open competition have ceded control to the very conglomerates that consistently undermine these values and goals. "Big media" may not be here to stay, however. This book reveals a rising generation of new media activists and citizen journalists--a coalition of liberals and conservatives--who are demanding and even creating the local coverage they need and deserve.-From publisher description
Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life by Eric Klinenberg( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn't seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, churches, synagogues, and parks where crucial, sometimes life-saving connections, are formed. These are places where people gather and linger, making friends across group lines and strengthening the entire community. Klinenberg calls this the "social infrastructure": When it is strong, neighborhoods flourish; when it is neglected, as it has been in recent years, families and individuals must fend for themselves. Klinenberg takes us around the globe--from a housing complex in Singapore to an arts incubator in Chicago, from a soccer pitch in Queens to an evangelical church in Houston--to show how social infrastructure is helping to solve some of our most pressing challenges: isolation, crime, education, addiction, political polarization, and even climate change. Richly reported, elegantly written, and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People urges us to acknowledge the crucial role these spaces play in civic life. Our social infrastructure could be the key to bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides--and safeguarding democracy
Dan shen she hui by Eric Klinenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front Cover; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; INTRODUCTION: THE SINGLETON SOCIETY; 1. GOING SOLO; 2. THE CAPACITY TO LIVE ALONE; 3. SEPARATING; 4. PROTECTING THE SELF; 5. TOGETHER ALONE; 6. AGING ALONE; 7. REDESIGNING SOLO LIFE; CONCLUSION; Appendix: Methods of Research and Analysis; Notes; Select Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index
Climate Change and the Future of Cities : mitigation, adaptation, and social change on an urban planet( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antidemocracy in America : Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Election Day in 2016, it seemed unthinkable to many Americans that Donald Trump could become president of the United States. But the victories of the Obama administration hid from view fundamental problems deeply rooted in American social institutions and history. The election’s consequences drastically changed how Americans experience their country, especially for those threatened by the public outburst of bigotry and repression. Amid the deluge of tweets and breaking news stories that turn each day into a political soap opera, it can be difficult to take a step back and see the big picture. To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady.Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand how we got to this point and what can be done about it. Assembled by the sociologist Eric Klinenberg as well as the editors of the online magazine Public Books, Caitlin Zaloom and Sharon Marcus, it offers essays from many of the nation’s leading scholars, experts on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, climate change, national security, and the role of the media. Antidemocracy in America places our present in international and historical context, considering the worldwide turn toward authoritarianism and its varied precursors. Each essay seeks to inform our understanding of the fragility of American democracy and suggests how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trump’s victory brought into public view
Dying alone : a social autopsy of the 1995 Chicago heat wave by Eric Klinenberg( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July, 1995, Chicago experienced the most proportionately deadly heat disaster in recorded American history: 739 city residents in excess of the norm died and over 4,000 people were hospitalized for heat-related problems during a single week. Although the city climate was unusually dangerous, epidemiologists, public health researchers, and medical scientists have found that the extreme weather does not account for the historic death toll in Chicago. This dissertation, a social autopsy of the heat wave, is a multi-methodological study of both the social conditions that made it possible for so many Chicagoans to die during the week, and of the conditions that make these deaths so easy to overlook, dehumanize, or forget
Reforming food: How trans fats entered and exited the American food system by David Schleifer( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dissertation illuminates instances of both change and obduracy by showing that industry actors do not always dominate other institutions, but nor do they passively accede to external pressures. Firms' interests shift iteratively through interaction with activists, scientists, regulators, other businesses and material technologies. Firms may believe studies they sponsor and embrace regulation if they can replace problematic technologies while preserving products' incumbent qualities
Tosei deai jijo : Sumaho jidai no ren'ai shakaigaku by Aziz Ansari( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low-power FM broadcasting in the U.S.: Rules & practices of localism by Cynthia Conti( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation undertakes a cultural analysis of Low Power FM radio by examining the relationship between service rules and LPFM licensees' broadcast practices in order to make claims about contemporary conceptions of localism in U.S. radio broadcasting. There are two sites of investigation. The first is discursive, specifically the documents produced by, and submitted to the FCC related to the shaping, creation, and aftermath of the LPFM policy. The second site of investigation is field based. I examine the operation of 25 LPFM stations located in areas within each region of the U.S. that have the highest concentration of LPFM licensees. Based on findings in these two areas of research, I argue that despite the FCC's rules designed to institute noncommercial community broadcasting within a small geographic area, stations operating in accordance with the rules confront obstacles to connecting with their community of license. Even though the FCC structured LPFM service by setting clear power, fundraising, and ownership limitations, the everyday efforts of LPFM broadcasters to follow the rules and bring the intentions of localism to fruition produce ambiguous results. Instead of consistently reproducing communicative dynamics associated with small local communities--familiarity, presence, trustworthiness, loyalty, reliability--the practices and comments of LPFM broadcasters point to a contradictory set of attitudes about, sensibilities for, notions of, and approaches to facilitating local community. This dissertation presents the experiences of LPFM service as an index of the complicated nature of the public's current understanding of local community
 
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Going solo : the extraordinary rise and surprising appeal of living alone
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Fighting for air : the battle to control America's mediaCultural production in a digital ageHeat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in ChicagoThe making and unmaking of whitenessFighting for air : [the battle to control America's media]
Alternative Names
Eric Klinenberg American sociologist

Eric Klinenberg Amerikaans socioloog

Eric Klinenberg sociòleg estatunidenc

Eric Klinenberg sociólogo estadounidense

Eric Klinenberg sociólogu estauxunidense

Klinenberg, Eric M. 1970-

Klinenberg, Eric Martin 1970-

Klinenbergas Erikas

클라이넨버그, 에릭 1970-

クライネンバーグ, エリック

Languages
English (117)

Chinese (5)

Japanese (3)

German (2)

French (2)

Dutch (1)