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Title: An Armful of Groceries: An ethnography on H Mart, traditional medicine, and the power of food in Korean communities
Authors: Jung, Jaein
Advisors: Davis, Elizabeth
Department: Anthropology
Certificate Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program
Class Year: 2020
Abstract: This thesis analyzes the cultural and medicinal role of H Mart, a Korean supermarket chain, in Korean communities based on ethnographic fieldwork which includes participant-observations at seven different H Marts across the eastern coast of the United States as well as in-depth interviews and auto-ethnographic experiences. The influences of H Mart on Korean traditional medicine, immigrant health and wellbeing, and Korean American culture is also examined and discussed. Integrated with ethnographic evidence, a review of the debates surrounding native anthropology and fieldwork methodology is also included. This research has been approved by the Princeton University Institutional Review Board.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Anthropology, 1961-2022
Global Health and Health Policy Program, 2017-2022

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