“Third-Wave” Coffeehouses as Venues for Sociality

Authentic sociality flourishes in these places as seen by baristas and their interactions with customers. By Dr. John ManzoAssociate Professor of SociologyUniversity of Calgary Abstract Contemporary social life is often depicted, in and out of the social sciences, as an ever-worsening subterfuge of alienation, ennui, and the systematic destruction of traditional, human-scaled, publicly-accessible, “organic” sociality[…]

Newspapers, Gossip, and Coffeehouse Culture in Early Modern England

How the coffeehouse came to occupy a central place in 17th and 18th-century English culture and commerce. The drinking of coffee is a familiar feature of modern life, little-remarked on as part of our busy morning routines. The coffee-house though, traces its history back over more than 300 years, and offers a fascinating insight into[…]

A Beginner’s Guide To Online Dating: Top 5 rules to follow

An increasing number of singles are being inspired to register with an online dating service. This upward trend began long before the present pandemic, although the closure of so many socializing outlets has certainly boosted the figures. If you are considering signing up to a dating site, there are certain rules to aspire to that[…]