Date of Award

4-23-2010

Degree Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Emanuela Guano - Committee Chair

Second Advisor

Jennifer Patico - Committee Member

Third Advisor

Kathryn A. Kozaitis - Committee Member

Abstract

In this study I draw on ethnographic research conducted from May 2009 to March 2010 to examine how diasporic and second-generation Iranians in Atlanta produce culture through their dinner parties. It is through these parties, I suggest, that representations of what it means to be Iranian and live in the United States are collectively negotiated as well as handed down to younger generations.

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