Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Sharon A. Carstens
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
Waitresses -- Social networks -- Oregon -- Portland, Waiters -- Social networks -- Oregon -- Portland, Community life
1 online resource (120 p.)
This thesis draws from research done in a particular urban setting, and illustrates the foundations of a type of social structure called "respite community". "Respite community" is a specifically urban phenomenon which can be defined as temporal, ad hoc, face to face, an aggregate of people who seek temporary relief from social stresses and support through socialized interaction.
MacAodha, Patricia Louise, "Waitperson/customer interaction as an example of community" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4330.