Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Committee Member

John Swetnam

Number of Pages

70

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Consumption; Economics; Faith; Gender; Hospitality; Mint; Morocco; Muslim; Prescriptions; Reflections; Representation; Significance; Social; Socio; Symbolic; Tea

Controlled Subject

Ethnology; Religion

File Format

pdf

File Size

2283.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/673p-u1yf


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