On Tuesday, December 8rd, we will cover the reading “Chapter 1: Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover: Media Ideologies and Idioms of Practice,” by Ilana Gershon, in her book The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. You can see the Prezi here.

We will also cover the next reading:  “Chapter 2: The Capacity to Live Alone.” Eric Klinenberg, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. New York: Penguin Press, 2012. See the Prezi here.

Groups:
1. Define some sociological issues (institutions, power) or questions around the issue of what technologies (internet, smart phone) people use to break up.

2.  How will age and gender (demographics) factor in with the technologies people use to break up? Create 2 discussion questions.

3. Define some sociological issues (demographics) or questions around the issue of people living alone more often. What contributes to this sociologically?

4. Define some sociological issues (institutions) or questions around the issue of people living alone more often. What contributes to this sociologically?

5. Define some sociological issues (power) or questions around the issue of people living alone more often. What contributes to this sociologically?

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