Jul 09, Penny rated it liked it. Feb 06, Farrah rated it it was ok. The book is very comprehensive, and due to extreme detail makes it very dense and difficult to read through. He may well be a highly skilled sociologist, but his totally casual style ends up making him seem more fly-by-nig After Elise read this book and liked it, I had high expectations. Hindsight is always perfect vision:
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In nonplaces, individuality disappears.
Throughout the entire book, I was able to indicate passages of blatant sexism. On the other hand, he seems dead on when he tue that the mass media and presumably, in the last decade, the narrow-cast pages of the web provide so much entertainment and information that they encourage people to stay at home.
Quotes from The Great Good Pl Apartments and oldenburv are placed far out of sight of single-family dwellings, such that people of different means no longer co-mingle or associate.
Our children are chauffeured to everything from school to baseball practice and other activities with adults always present in great numbers.
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Were Third Places really as common and wonderful as described? Other cultures such as the French have their rendezvous term to describe this third realm, though as the American English language has no vocabulary to describe this third realm, Oldenburg adopts the accepted term third place to describe these locations throughout the book. Apr 25, Brandon rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is a great one for understanding the systems and structures that foster both connection and isolation.
Oct 01, Jackie rated it liked it. Although the cover refers to barbershops and salons as third places, the best in his view have been these "watering holes".
But now there is no excuse. Learn what we've lost and what we are--hermits trapped in our suburban homes and neighborhood, reliant on cars for even the most basic of social interactions.
Return to Book Page. Third places of the past will not meet the needs and physical environment of today and the future. The Language of Houses. From there, bands, reading clubs and other organizations emerged.
I don't even own a car. Now I need to read Bowling Alone. Feb 07, Erin rated it liked it.
This is an obvious ommission. Thhe liked the idea behind this book, which is what prompted me to pick it up and read it. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
The author laments the loss of an informal public life, which had been maintained by third places the first place being your home and the second place being your work. Today, entrepreneurs from Seattle to Florida are heeding the call of The Great Good Place --opening coffee houses, bookstores, community centers, bars, and other establishments and proudly acknowledging their indebtedness to this book.
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I don't disagree with his conclusions but it could have been said much more concisely. I wish he would've stopped after the first section because all of that is cogent and relevant to scholars and regular readers alike. I had just finished reading "Bowling Alone" and was excited to continue reading on the topic of community see also "Little Chapel On The River". It's time to revise for the times. The Wage Slave's Glossary. They make no sense. Mass Communication and American Social Thought.
Or perhaps the more reasonable option at least move to a neighborhood full of great good places. Race and Civility in Everyday Life. A scathing breakdown of how Rya suburban design and puritanical ethos has diminished public gathering places and isolated the individual into their cars and television rooms.