Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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The purpose of this analysis is to explore the ways in which the Moroccan ritual of mint tea consumption is symbolic of and informed by the underlying core values of Moroccan culture. In particular, issues of Muslim faith, gender prescriptions, socio-economics and hospitality will be explored in detail as they pertain to the ritual of mint tea consumption. The analysis will show that ultimately "what and how you drink is what you are." Understanding the particular consumptive practices of a culture is key to understanding what is considered to be "right" and "natural" behavior by individuals within that culture.
Consumption; Economics; Faith; Gender; Hospitality; Mint; Morocco; Muslim; Prescriptions; Reflections; Representation; Significance; Social; Socio; Symbolic; Tea
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Sudakov, Monika, "The social significance of mint tea consumption in Morocco: Reflections on its symbolic representation of Muslim faith, gender prescriptions, socio-economics and hospitality" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1856.