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PAST ON A PLATE: AN EXPLORATION OF ‘HEIRLOOM’ CULTIVARS AS POLITICALLY PALATABLE

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Title:
PAST ON A PLATE: AN EXPLORATION OF ‘HEIRLOOM’ CULTIVARS AS POLITICALLY PALATABLE
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Gonzalez, Cady
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Environmental Studies, Anthropology
Faculty Sponsor:
Dean, Erin

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
The anthropological study of food reveals the power of cumulative tradition to shape food behavior. Through processes of production and consumption, food refers to a larger set of themes and situations within the social environment, implying a system of communication and signification. Through participant observation and ethnographic interviews, I track the dynamic political and personal meanings of ‘heirloom’ through the supply chain. Following three ‘heirloom’ commodities through three ‘locally conscious’ restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area, this thesis analyzes the political economy of food communication in relation to agrobiodiversity conservation. By examining the founding ‘heirloom’ cultivar ideals and comparing these ideals to the manifestations of ‘heirloom’ commodities, this analysis examines the environmental, social and political connotations. In restaurant marketing, ‘heirloom’ is yet another culinary descriptor designated to promote dialogue and mark distinction in an attempt to ‘connect’ consumers in space and time.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Cady Gonzalez
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Dean, Erin

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 G6
System ID:
AA00024744:00001

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