• Social organization of authenticity in Mexican restaurants 

    Christ, Stephen R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This dissertation analyzes the social worlds of the Mexican restaurant industry. First, the topic of organizational constructions and presentations of authenticity is investigated. In examining the relation between discourses ...
  • Suspicion, competence, and coping in preschool teachers' identity work 

    Pruit, John C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    The purpose of this research is to explore and analyze the everyday complexities of being a preschool teacher. I spent two years doing ethnographic research in a Montessori preschool and collected twenty-three interviews ...