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The Social Phenomena of "Third Places" with author Ray Oldenburg

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Third Places is a term coined by Sociologist Ray Oldenburg, as a gathering place which is neither home nor work, yet plays an important role in our lives. Ray Oldenburg,PhD  is an American urban sociologist who is known for writing about the importance of informal public gathering places for a functioning civil society,democracy, and civic engagement. He coined the term third place and is the author of the books Celebrating The Third Place and The Great Good Place, which was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice for 1989. He was a professor of sociology at the University of West Florida.