Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Jonathan Shannon

Second Advisor

Constantina Rhodes

Academic Program Adviser

Yukiko Koga

Abstract

Based on six months of ethnographic research at a Greek catering hall in Brooklyn, this paper explores how death mediates and negotiates the relationship between the catering hall (and those who are employed by it), and the Greek patrons who come to mourn and celebrate their dead.

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