Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant
Foyalty 92

The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant (Paperback)

£30.50
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

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 customer even posts in the entryway a sign commemorating the life of his dog. Diners and servers alike use the Hungry Cowboy as a place to gather, celebrate, relax, and even mourn. Moments such as these fascinate Karla A. Erickson, who worked for the restaurant, and they make up her new book The Hungry Cowboy.Weaving together narratives from servers, customers, and managers, Erickson explores a type of service work that is deeply embedded in personal relationships and community. Feelings, play, and emotions are inseparable from the market transactions within the restaurant. Based on extensive interviews and two years of working as a waitress, Erickson provides insights into the ways that people make contact in our society and how they build on the fleeting connections in the service exchange to form more intimate relationships.Written for readers, scholars, and students interested in American culture, consumerism, and community, The Hungry Cowboy offers a case study in how consumers and producers in the marketplace perform, and how dignity, meaning, and community can all be built at work.

BusinessBusiness & managementOffice & workplacePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legendsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: University Press of Mississippi Publication Date: 01/01/2011 ISBN-13: 9781617030512  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

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.

More books by Karla A. Erickson

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Smart Skills: Persuasion
(Paperback)
Patrick Forsyth
 
 
£9.99
 
Make Time: How to focus on what...
(Paperback)
Jake Knapp; John Zeratsky
 
 
£14.99
 
Wisdom at Work: The Making of a ...
(Paperback)
Chip Conley
 
 
£14.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close