The Breakup 2.0

November 6, 2011

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Ilana Gershon

“Breaking up is hard to do,” the old song goes, but is that still the case in a world of text messaging and Facebook? Of course new technologies are changing our behaviors, but how exactly, and with what consequences? Indiana University anthropologist and communications professor Ilana Gershon researches how new media affect our intimate relationships. Join her as she discusses the findings of her new book, The Breakup 2.0, the first academic study of heartbreak in the digital age, with Madeline Nusser of TimeOut Chicago.

This program is presented in partnership with the College Arts & Humanities Institute at Indiana University. The 2011 CHF programs at the UIC Forum are sponsored in part by the Chicago Community Trust.

Recorded Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the UIC Forum.