CafAcs and coffee shops have become core venues in the urban landscape, places to be social, chat with friends or colleagues, take a break or relax, or work in companionable solitude. In this edited volume, researchers from a range of social sciences and countries examine the practices, histories, and meanings of cafAcs, thus contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of the contemporary cafAc. The essays that make up this text are as heterogeneous as they are complementary; they are at once a synthesis of what we know and an invitation to investigate further the concept of a 'cafAc society'.This evolvingpragmatism hasspawned the Pumpkin Spice Latte, theMint Mocha Chip Frappuccino, and the Strawberriesand CrAume ... Starbucksa#39; espressos and lattes arenot Italian; they are as Americanas Coca Cola. ... Starbuckshas been heavilycondemned toofor outmuscling local independent rivals, making them offers they cana#39;t refuse, denuding ... Without opening myeyes, I hit the clock radio.
|Author||:||Aksel Tjora, Graham Scambler|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-11-07|