School Libraries as the “Third Place”

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KUNO, Kazuko;
  • Publisher: Lifelong Education and Libraries, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
  • Journal: Lifelong education and libraries,volume 11,pages109-118 (issn: 1346-2288)
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  • Subject: School libraries | Third place | Ray Oldenburg | Robert D. Putnam | Social capital

American Sociologist Ray Oldenburg emphasized the importance of informal public gathering places as he named the "third place" where people can enjoy good company and conversation. According to Oldenburg, The "third place" is necessary and important for the community an... View more
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