What Is Topaz?
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This chapter outlines the central characteristics of the town Topaz, its free time activities and dominant narratives, as these emerged in interviews with key local figures and in select local texts. The town is presented in those interviews as an idyllic town, which is communal, family-oriented and upper-middle class. The local texts revealed a wide range of free time options available in the town, as well as shedding light on cultural scripts to which residents of the town are exposed. This chapter gives the reader a sense of the town and the lifestyle of its residents.
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