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dc.creatorMarkowitz, Bradford Alan
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dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 71-75).en
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this thesis is to demonstrate how food mediates social relations at two African-American cafes in Bryan, Texas. To accomplish this goal, this thesis utilizes ethnographic data collected from the methodological perspective of the food event, and theories generated by the cultural meaning approach to the anthropology of food to interpret those data. What emerges is the identification of processes of history and diffusion that inform the relationship between food and social relations at the cafes, and an account of how this relationship is governed by food's ability to mediate high degrees of intimacy that communicate a heritage of perseverance and struggle collectively endured.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor anthropology.en
dc.titleAfrican-American food and social relations in Bryan, Texas: a culinary ethnography at the community cafeen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen

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