The Experience of Emotional and Social Isolation New edition
By (author) Robert S. Weiss
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Loneliness by Robert S. Weiss
Book DescriptionLoneliness is among the most common distresses. In one survey, a quarter of Americans interviewed said that they had suffered from loneliness within the past few weeks. Yet for a condition so pervasive, loneliness has received little professional attention.Loneliness: The Experience of Emotional and Social Isolation brings together papers which attempt to capture the phenomena of loneliness with case materials that illuminate the descriptive and theoretical acccounts. It is organized into seven sections, covering: explanations for the neglect of loneliness, and an attept to describe the condition; mechanisms underlying some forms of loneliness; a discussion of situations in which loneliness is commonly found; loneliness among those suffering the loss of a loved one; the loneliness of social isolation; resources available to the lonely; and, finally, a look at issues yet to be dealt with and some suggestions for the management of loneliness. This book is a useful resource for social scientists, clinicians, and individuals who now or in the future may suffer from loneliness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262730419
(216mm x 143mm x 18mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1975
Country of Publication: United States
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