Weapons Of Mass Instruction. But his real concern and the point of this book is that these third places are lacking for everyone, male and female, in American culture. Many a dutiful wife and mother will confess that s "Precious and unique benefits accrue to those who regularly attend third places and who value those forms of social intercourse found there. Written very much as a textbook, it can be dull and repetitive at times, but then you will find yourself reading sections aloud to your spouse or friends. Why can children, in most cases, easily start talking to their peers and quickly find common ground, yet grownups cannot?
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Third places provide space for people of different social classes to mix in a more or less egalitarian way, a place to develop casual, non-burdensome friendships as opposed to thinking that a spouse or one close friend should meet all our emotional needspromote civil behavior due to providing harmless stress relief, etc.
Goo Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century. Retrieved from " https: But now there is no excuse. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! I was surprised to find that I was more upset by this than Elise was! They are stuck by the wondrous transformation when the spouse is not present.
Love the ideas in this book, but found the book itself to be a really tedious read. Characteristics of these places include: I want to like this book a lot more than I do.
In nonplaces, individuality disappears.
Women often seem hyperconcerned about the impressions their husbands make in the company of others. While third places can be destroyed by the short-sightedness of business owners who discourage "loitering" and convert attractive sitting places into yet more display areas, ultimately the problem is foundational: The Personal Benefits 4.
Oct 01, Jackie rated it liked it. One is domestic, a second is gainful or productive, and the third is inclusively sociable, offering the basis of community and olednburg celebration of it.
Oct 17, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: Oldenburg doesn't take into account the fact Oldenbhrg is young; we don't have the history and legacy upon which European cities thrive.
A History of American Consumption. Tood principle is a simple one: German immigrants understood the importance of informal public gathering places. Oldenburger's book first printed at a time when maybe there were less women working. He or she is an individual, unique and possessing a character. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
A husband may regard his wife, along with all other women, as 'dumb' or 'childlike. He often comments on how the presence oldenbueg a spouse may inhibit a person's interactions with others in the third place, but his characterizations of those inhibitions are clearly, if implicitly, stereotypically female. Anyways, the opening explains the point of the boo I liked the idea behind this book, which is what prompted me to pick it up and read it.
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Similarly, the chapters in the final third of the book, on third places and relations between the sexes and how children are shut out of third places, very much reflect the times. He doesn't try to be witty, interesting, or to enjoy himself when his wife is around. It is a timely and momentous work.
Simil The first third of this book reads very well.
What then, is your third place? Eloquent and visionary, this is a compelling argument for these settings of informal public life as essential for the health both of our communities and ourselves.
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Though this could be useful, it's shortsighted. I'm glad I read the book, but it definitely feels dated e. Why is it so awkward to get into conversations with strangers? After establishing this, Oldenburg then moves on some specific examples: