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Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on ... More


Food

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0058
Subject:
History, Asian History

Peking hosts a magnificent selection of regional Chinese restaurants. This aspect alone makes the trip worthwhile. Food has occupied a central role in Chinese life for thousands of years, as can be ... More


Extensions and Implications

Mario Luis Small

in Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter contrasts the organizational embeddedness perspective to the standard social capital perspective. It argues for a focus not merely on structure and position but also on context, everyday ... More


Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Alison Owings

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217508
eISBN:
9780520931220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217508.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? This book aims to tell us. Containing personal portraits of waitresses from many ... More


The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

Karla A. Erickson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732061
eISBN:
9781604733464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732061.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

At a Tex-Mex restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, customers send Christmas and Hanukkah cards to the restaurant, bring in home-baked treats for the staff, and attend the annual employee party. One ... More


Akhtar Sheikh: White Abbey Road

Wahida Shaffi (ed.)

in Our stories, our lives: Inspiring Muslim women's voices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424105
eISBN:
9781447302889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the story of Akhtar Sheikh, who had the grandest shop on White Abbey Road. Together with her husband, Akhtar had a house in Weston Street, just off White Abbey Road. When she ... More


A Brief History of Chinese Situation Comedies: Reconciling Consumer Modernity and Confucian Womanhood

Di Miao

in TV Drama in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the development of Chinese situation comedies, beginning with Stories from an Editorial Office (Bianjibu de gushi, 1992) in the early 1990s. It then discusses how the US sitcom ... More


Formalization of the Models and Inference

Timothy J. O’Donnell and Noah D. Goodman

in Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter the mathematical details of the models studied in this book. It also discusses the inference algorithms used for each of the models and various other issues of practical concern for the ... More


Hippie Sunset

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As Henry Ford said, history may not exactly be nonsense, and as Alex Haley pointed out, it is generally written by winners. It is important to note, though, that films are able to twist this ... More


Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Kelly Erby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Restaurant Republic examines the nascent restaurant landscape in Boston in its entirety, from the most plebian of eateries to the extremely elite and refined. Focusing on the rise of commercial ... More


How the Other Half Ate: A History of Working-Class Meals at the Turn of the Century

Katherine Leonard Turner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277571
eISBN:
9780520957619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277571.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, working-class people’s food habits were shaped by their jobs; families; neighborhoods; the tools, utilities, and size of their kitchens; and ... More


Ice Cream at Howard Johnson’s

Kelly Erby

in Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the epilogue of Restaurant Republic, the author traces the story of commercial dining in Boston into the early twentieth century and reviews the major points of the previous chapters. The findings ... More


Leisure culture, entrepreneurs and urban space: Swedish towns in a European perspective, eighteenth–nineteenth centuries

Dag Lindström

in Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870: A transnational perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089695
eISBN:
9781526104304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089695.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

After having charted the transnational diffusion of a few specific leisure institutions and genres throughout Europe, the second section of the book departs from specific countries and analyses in a ... More


Nasreen Choudhury: From Sylhet to Ilkley

Wahida Shaffi (ed.)

in Our stories, our lives: Inspiring Muslim women's voices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424105
eISBN:
9781447302889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explains the story of Nasreen Choudhury. There are lots of Sylheti people who live in England. In 1973, Nasreen's husband opened a restaurant in Ilkley. He started a restaurant business ... More


We Are Family: Ethnic Food Marketing and the Consumption of Authenticity in Italian-Themed Chain Restaurants

Fabio Parasecoli

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0015
Subject:
History, Economic History

By deconstructing advertisements and décor from Italian-themed chain restaurants, such as Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bertucci’s, and Olive Garden, the chapter proposes that “eating the Italian other” ... More


Conclusion: The Home of No Return

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents the author's reflections upon returning to China in 1997 after spending 12 years in the United States. He cites how food has served as a vital signifier of identity in his ... More


‘A hundred thousand welcomes’: food and wine as cultural signifiers

Brian Murphy

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Brian Murphy argues that Ireland has been revolutionised in terms of dining and drinking practices during the Celtic Tiger years, and has, in fact, developed its own version of a gastronomic cultural ... More


The London Restaurant, 1840-1914

Brenda Assael

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198817604
eISBN:
9780191859106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817604.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This book offers the first scholarly treatment of the history of public eating in London in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The quotidian nature of taking a meal in public during the working day or ... More


Safe Food Facilities: Reestablishing Public Confidence Through Letter Grades

Hector Dela Cruz, Terrance Powell, and Jonathan E. Fielding

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A crisis that compromises the public’s confidence in public health services can also present an opportunity for its own resolution by creating a political climate that supports sweeping change to an ... More


The Eyeball and the Wall: Eating, Seeing, and the Nation

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Interracial eating and interracial sex: what joins this provocative pair? If drinking fountains and restrooms might be considered the pillars of the social body, sites of collective eating could be ... More


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