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dc.contributor.advisor Englebretson, Robert
dc.creatorHoecker, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T00:34:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T00:34:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/70263
dc.description.abstract This thesis contributes to the emerging, interdisciplinary field of food studies. Taking a qualitative, discourse-analytic perspective, I analyze the discursive strategies employed by a group of home canners in the construction of their community of practice. The community of practice framework (Wenger 1998) posits three defining characteristics: mutual engagement of participants, a jointly negotiated enterprise, and shared repertoires. Drawing on narrative analysis and adopting an anti-essentialist view of identity, I examine the way members use the discursive construction of time and place as symbolic resources in the formulation of their identities and in the maintenance of their community. Directions for further research into the complex relationships among language, identity, and food are recommended.
dc.format.extent 92 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectSocial sciences
Language
Literature
Linguistics
Cultural anthropology
Social research
dc.title Not quite your grandmother's jam: Place, time, and identity in constructing a home-canning community of practice
dc.identifier.digital HoeckerJ
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Linguistics and Semiotics
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Hoecker, Jennifer. "Not quite your grandmother's jam: Place, time, and identity in constructing a home-canning community of practice." (2012) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/70263.


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