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Young and Lonely: The Social Conditions of Loneliness

Janet Batsleer and James Duggan


Young and Lonely The Social Conditions of Loneliness gathers evidence of young people’s experience of loneliness and connection from a youth co-produced research project and locates these within longstanding cultural and historical discussions of loneliness and solitude, friendship and belonging. The study explores loneliness and the experiences of connection/disconnection and inclusion/exclusion with a particular focus on the experience of loneliness in young lives and on how it is navigated when it is first encountered. It proposes that loneliness should not be considered only or even primar ... More

Keywords: Loneliness, Youth, Social Conditions, Inclusion/Exclusion, Friendship, Creative Research, Youth Co-Produced Research, Solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447355342
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447355342.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janet Batsleer, author
Manchester Metropolitan University

James Duggan, author
Manchester Metropolitan University