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.
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MacAodha, Patricia Louise, "Waitperson/customer interaction as an example of community" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4330.