The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

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A behind-the-scenes look at the dynamics of class, race, and economics in a suburban eatery "Erickson's study makes a novel and important contribution to our understanding of interactive service work. Service workers at the Hungry Cowboy are deeply embedded in personal relationships and community with their customers. Written in a vivid and engaging style, The Hungry Cowboy joins the list of must-read books in the sociology of work and identity." -Vicki Smith Professor and Chair, Sociology, University of California, Davis Karla A. Erickson is assistant professor of sociology at Grinnell College. She is coeditor of Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: Life Stories from the Academy. Her research has been published in Qualitative Sociology, Symbolic Interaction, Ethnography, and Space and Culture.

Product Details

Price
$36.00
Publisher
University Press of Mississippi
Publish Date
January 25, 2011
Pages
192
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.48 X 9.0 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781617030512
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About the Author

Karla A. Erickson is assistant professor of sociology at Grinnell College. She is coeditor of Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: Life Histories of a Movement. Her research has been published in Qualitative Sociology, Symbolic Interaction, Ethnography, and Space and Culture.