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Eat, drink and be civil : sociability and the cafe

Felton, Emma (2012) Eat, drink and be civil : sociability and the cafe. Media/Culture, 15(2), pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

The article investigates the ascendency of the cafe in the current period of urbanism. I suggest that “going for a coffee” is less about coffee and more about how we connect with others in a mobile world, when flexible work hours are increasingly the norm and more people are living alone than any other period in history. The café also plays a role in the development of civil discourse and civility, and plays an important role in the development of cosmopolitan civil societies.

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ID Code: 50178
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1441-2616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Queensland University of Technology, Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 09 May 2012 11:33
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2014 07:34

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