Love and Loneliness: What's Happening to Relationships in the Twenty-First Century?
Long-standing ties to other—whether of kinship, marriage, or community—have long been considered to be fundamental to the human condition. But in an age of dissipated and shifting social worlds, the relationships we form with others are radically changing in the twenty-first century. The class will critically examine the ideals, premises, and obstacles for forming intimacy with others through such cases as hook-ups, solitary death, solo weddings, domestic violence, human/non-human attachments, and migrancy. Instructor: Allison