A seat at the table : a gendered approach to re-conceptualizing feasting practice

dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Samuel Meredith, 1957-en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRodriguez, Enriqueen
dc.creatorProciuk, Nadya Helenaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-18T20:08:06Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-18T20:08:06Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-18T20:08:11Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.date.updated2010-11-18T20:08:11Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe currently popular approach to conceptualizing feasting practices in the archaeological record leaves little room for diversity in motivation or identity. At the moment, the only social actor given attention in the literature concerning feasting events is hypothesized to be a self-aggrandizing, elite-aspiring male. The narrow conception of who was responsible for feasts, and the reasons for holding them, shuts out the multitude of other standpoints and motivations which have the potential to broaden our understanding of these important social events. Through the intersection of the ancient Maya ritual ballgame, associated feasting, and gendered participation, I demonstrate the necessity of accounting for, and incorporating, a variety of perspectives and motivations when considering the feast as an important form of social interaction.en
dc.description.departmentAnthropologyen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1136en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectFeastingen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectAncient Maya ritual ballgameen
dc.subjectMayasen
dc.titleA seat at the table : a gendered approach to re-conceptualizing feasting practiceen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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