Staff View
Unbearable lightness

Descriptive

TitleInfo
Title
Unbearable lightness
SubTitle
getting older without getting married
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Jordan
NamePart (type = given)
Matthew
NamePart (type = date)
1964-
DisplayForm
Matthew Jordan
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
author
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Ledoux
NamePart (type = given)
Ellen
DisplayForm
Ellen Ledoux
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
chair
Name (type = corporate)
NamePart
Rutgers University
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
degree grantor
Name (type = corporate)
NamePart
Camden Graduate School
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
school
TypeOfResource
Text
Genre (authority = marcgt)
theses
OriginInfo
DateCreated (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact)
2015
DateOther (qualifier = exact); (type = degree)
2015-10
CopyrightDate (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact)
2015
Place
PlaceTerm (type = code)
xx
Language
LanguageTerm (authority = ISO639-2b); (type = code)
eng
Abstract (type = abstract)
As the title suggests, this thesis explores, in ways both direct and indirect, the life of a single middle aged man. This is not a scenario I would have imagined for myself when I was younger. While I never gave it much thought, I assumed the same future for myself that most of my friends and siblings did: that I would embark on a fulfilling career, fall in love, get married, and start a family. In fiction, movies, and television, these ambitions, however traditional some of them might be, are often the province of the women in those stories, and the possible thwarting of them the primary source of conflict. Oddly, the idea that men might share them is rarely addressed. Using my own experiences as a barometer, I was interested in exploring what becomes of men who have similar longings that go unfulfilled. Demographic trends seem to indicate that more people, both men and women, are living alone than ever before, but their stories, for whatever reason, often go untold. Perhaps they’re not considered dramatic enough. In an effort to contradict this trend, this thesis will attempt to chronicle some of the circumstances and events in the life of an unmarried, middle aged man. In both dramatic and comic scenarios, it will attempt to illuminate some of the anxieties and satisfactions that can arise from a man getting older while remaining single.
Subject (authority = RUETD)
Topic
English
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Bachelors
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Single people
RelatedItem (type = host)
TitleInfo
Title
Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Identifier (type = RULIB)
ETD
Identifier
ETD_6706
PhysicalDescription
Form (authority = gmd)
electronic resource
InternetMediaType
application/pdf
InternetMediaType
text/xml
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 63 p.)
Note (type = degree)
M.A.
Note (type = statement of responsibility)
by Matthew Jordan
RelatedItem (type = host)
TitleInfo
Title
Camden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Identifier (type = local)
rucore10005600001
Location
PhysicalLocation (authority = marcorg); (displayLabel = Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
NjNbRU
Identifier (type = doi)
doi:10.7282/T3B85B2W
Genre (authority = ExL-Esploro)
ETD graduate
Back to the top

Rights

RightsDeclaration (ID = rulibRdec0006)
The author owns the copyright to this work.
RightsHolder (type = personal)
Name
FamilyName
Jordan
GivenName
Matthew
Role
Copyright Holder
RightsEvent
Type
Permission or license
DateTime (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact); (point = start)
2015-09-04 13:09:06
AssociatedEntity
Name
Matthew Jordan
Role
Copyright holder
Affiliation
Rutgers University. Camden Graduate School
AssociatedObject
Type
License
Name
Author Agreement License
Detail
I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
Copyright
Status
Copyright protected
Availability
Status
Open
Reason
Permission or license
Back to the top

Technical

RULTechMD (ID = TECHNICAL1)
ContentModel
ETD
OperatingSystem (VERSION = 5.1)
windows xp
Back to the top
Version 8.4.8
Rutgers University Libraries - Copyright ©2022