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).
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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:||17 May 2012 01:44|
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