The Cappuccino Community

Eric Laurier is a geographer who has spent time looking at the effect that the rise of the coffee shop culture has had on the UK. Using an ethnographic approach, he has used video, naturalistic observation and interviews to gather his data. He has even produced a ‘Day in the Life’ of a coffee shop in Manchester and shared it on YouTube.

For more details about this work try an article from The Edge on the ESRC website, the Award details webpage for The Cappuccino Community: Cafes and Civic Life in the Contemporary City which includes links to related publications, and the project page for the original study which has extra videos.

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