The Great Good Place: Cafés, Coffee Shops, Community Centers, Beauty Parlors, General Stores, Bars, Hangouts, and how They Get You Through the Day

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Paragon House, 1989 - Social Science - 338 pages
This book argues that "third places"--Where people can gather, put aside the concerns of work and home, and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation - are the heart of a community's social vitality and the grassroots of democracy.

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Few books have had greater influence on the way we perceive communities, community-building, and collaboration than Ray Oldenburg's "The Great Good Place." The terms he introduces have become part of ... Read full review

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Contents

THE CHARACTER OF THIRD PLACES
20
THE PERSONAL BENEFITS
45
THE GREATER GOOD
67
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