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Cultures of Solitude: Loneliness - Limitation - Liberation
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Cultures of Solitude: Loneliness - Limitation - Liberation (Hardback)

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This collection of essays comprises cultural analyses of practices of eremitism and reclusiveness in the USA, which are inseparably linked to the American ideals of individualism and freedom. Covering a time frame from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, the essays study cultural products such as novels, poems, plays, songs, paintings, television shows, films, and social media, which represent the costs and benefits of deliberate withdrawal and involuntary isolation from society. Thus, this book offers valuable contributions to contemporary cultural discourses on privacy, surveillance, new technology, pathology, anti-consumerism, simplification, and environmentalism. Solitaries can be read as trailblazers for an alternative future or as symptoms of a pathological society.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAlternative lifestylesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesHomelessness Publisher: Peter Lang AG Publication Date: 22/06/2017 ISBN-13: 9783631679074  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ina Bergmann is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Wurzburg, Germany. Stefan Hippler is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Wurzburg, Germany.

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