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Loneliness - Laurie Taylor asks if loneliness is a uniquely modern emotion and hears about lives in Greenland which are characterised by seperation & longing.

Loneliness - Fay Bound Alberti, Reader in History at the University of York, charts the emergence of loneliness as a contemporary emotional state. Also, Janne Flora, postdoctoral scholar at Aarhus University, explores the deep connections between loneliness and modernity in the Arctic, tracing the history of Greenland and analysing the social dynamics that shaped it.

Producer: Jayne Egerton

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28 minutes

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Mon 9 Mar 2020 00:15

Further Reading

Wandering Spirits: Loneliness and Longing in Greenland by Janne Flora

A Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion by Fay Bound Alberti


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