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The Hungry CowboyService and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant$
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Karla A. Erickson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732061

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732061.001.0001

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Reflections on the Hungry Cowboy

(p.140) Conclusion
The Hungry Cowboy

Karla A. Erickson

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter reflects on some of the implications of service interactions on our emotions, our relations, and our selves. It examines three patterns observed at the Hungry Cowboy: the feminization of social investment, the production of “home,” and gathering in public. It attempts to extrapolate the cultural, social, and affective consequences of each of these three patterns of behavior.

Keywords:   restaurants, service interactions, food service, social investment, feminization, public gathering

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