In talks based on his new work, Klinenberg shows how modern relationships can provide profound insights into public and consumer behavior. He addresses big demographic shifts—a staple of his work—that could have far-reaching ramifications for culture, politics, and business. At the forefront of cutting-edge research, Klinenberg—who has contributed to This American Life—believes in making his work relevant to as broad a spectrum of people as possible.
Klinenberg’s previous book, Going Solo, was a trailblazing body of research into the new realities of single living: not only are there more single people than ever before (approximately 30 percent in America), but such an epochal change has surprising social benefits. Understanding the new solo-living marketplace—and the wired world of online dating—means shaking up our assumptions about everything from social networking to urban real estate, from city planning to massive social movements. Along with Modern Romance, this is work for a smart, contemporary audience, plugged in to the radically new ways people consume, create, and form communities. And his message packs a clear-headed, entertaining analysis of how smartphone culture is remaking relationships from the bedroom to the boardroom—one text, like, or swipe at a time.
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