Kitchens: The Culture of Restaurant Work

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University of California Press, Nov 2, 2008 - Political Science - 303 pages
"From the raw to the cooked, Kitchens takes us inside the fascinating world of restaurant work. But be prepared. Abandon preconceptions all ye who enter, for here's an original and important peek into the patois, the pecking order, the profits, and the people who produce what we eat when we eat out. . . . A real by-the-book example of superior occupational sociology, as it was meant to be."—Rob Faulkner, University of Massachusetts

"A carefully researched, brilliantly analyzed and elegantly described study of a major American industry. His negotiated order and combined interactional-structural approach is a model for sociological industries and organizations."—Anselm Strauss, University of California, San Francisco

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In contrast to recent behind-the-scenes narratives describing the realities of the restaurant business (e.g., Irene Daria's Lutece: A Day in the Life of America's Greatest Restaurant, LJ 11/15/93 ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Gary Alan Fine is John Evans Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University.

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