TITLE

Consuming Third Place: Starbucks and the Illusion of Public Space

AUTHOR(S)
Simon, Bryant
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Architecture -- Technology -- Culture;2009, Vol. 3, p243
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
Borrowing from Ray Oldenburg, Starbucks bills itself as a “third place”—a place between work and home for respite, socializing, and community building. Through participant observation and interviews, this essay looks at how Starbucks works on the ground. It explores how people use it and how the company creates the appearance— without the substance—of a public space.
ACCESSION #
61334511

 

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