Ray Oldenburg

American sociologist

1932   -  

educated at: University of Minnesota, Minnesota State University, Mankato
occupation: sociologist

Ray Oldenburg (born 1932) 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 has two grandchildren, Blake and Drew Dorris.
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Celebrating the Third Place

boek van Ray Oldenburg

author: Ray Oldenburg

The Great Good Place

book by Ray Oldenburg

author: Ray Oldenburg




Friendship: an exploration and appreciation of ambiguity. ( 1982 )

scientific article published in November 1982

author: Ray Oldenburg Brissett D

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