Modern Loneliness in Historical Perspective
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K. D. M. Snell
This chapter discusses the potential for a history of loneliness. It opens up
historical handling of loneliness as a theme, pointing to the issues of health, coping
strategies, theories of change, locational questions, and issues concerning the family
and historical demography. It assesses how lone-living influences analysis of
loneliness, and considers in this connection the marked growth of sole living in
Ageing, Aloneness, Individualism, Isolation, Loneliness, Nuclear
family, Singletons, Solitaries, The elderly, Welfare.
entre for English Local History, University of Leicester, UK.