Loneliness (Margolis & Torres)
A look at loneliness from a social science and sociological perspective.

On today’s episode of the The Annex , we look at the topic of loneliness from a sociological perspective. Our guests are Rachel Margolis (Western University) and Stacey Torres (University of California, San Francisco). Rachel is a demographer and sociologist whose specialties include gerontology, kinship, and social relations. She recently co-published “Measuring Older Adult Loneliness Across Countries” in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B. Stacey Torres is an ethnographer whose expertise includes aging, social relations, and local community. She recently published “On Elastic Ties: Distance and Intimacy in Social Relationships” in Sociological Science.

Photo Credit. “A fairy moon and a lonely shore”. Japan, None. [Between 1890 and 1940] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008680225/.

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