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Explorer les aspirations à la solitude avec Philip Slater.

Sylvain Bordiec | 18.10.2018

This article sheds light on the contribution of Philip Slater’s book – entitled The Pursuit of Loneliness. American Culture at the Breaking Point – in understanding the disconnections from social life. The author argues that in America, in the sixties, the quest for solitude organised the life of the suburban white middle-class. According to the author, this quest is a historical, spatial, cultural and social declination of the solitudes that can be generated by the process of individuation, a [...]