Defining Local, Defining Fruit: Understanding Place and Identity Through Dragon Fruit and Tomatoes.

Humiston, Mae M.

This thesis asks how human and non-human speciesin this case, two kinds of fruitintersect in politics, economics, formations of categories, and conceptions of scales and identities. I draw on theory about consumer and material culture, place-making, and interspecies relationships to produce an in-depth reading of tomatoes and dragon fruit that reveals their deep interconnections with t... read more

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Tufts University. Department of Anthropology.
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