Agendas for the Historical Study of Loneliness and Lone Living

@article{Snell2015AgendasFT,
  title={Agendas for the Historical Study of Loneliness and Lone Living},
  author={Keith D. M. Snell},
  journal={The Open Psychology Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={8}
}
  • K. Snell
  • Published 15 May 2015
  • History
  • The Open Psychology Journal
This article opens up approaches and themes for a history of loneliness. It advocates handling of the subject by historians, and invites historical analysis of concepts, health issues, strategies from the past, theories of long-term loneliness change, "nuclear family hardship" and related demography. Topographies of isolation are raised. It then discusses one aspect of this: considering how living alone often seems to shape modern discussion of loneliness, and analysing the steep rise of sole… 

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