This thesis focused on the horticultural traditions among Hmong people residing in Anchorage, Alaska. Hmong, who have an extensive diaspora on many continents, reside in Anchorage where most of the approximately 6,000 Hmong statewide reside. They came from Laos and are refugees or children of refugees who came to the U.S. after the U.S.-Vietnam war ended in 1975. This thesis examined to what extent, how and why they engage in growing vegetables and herbs used in their foods and medicines. 15 research participants were interviewed, and garden plots examined. Informal discussions were conducted with more than 100 other Hmong. Qualitative data were analyzed via Grounded Theory, inductively discovering a basis for conclusions. Virtually all Hmong seem to benefit from local gardening, with socio-economic factors influencing who actually gardens, how and why. Their tradition of adapting to local conditions continues in the subarctic.
|Advisor:||Fast, Phyllis A.|
|School:||University of Alaska Anchorage|
|School Location:||United States -- Alaska|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Asian American Studies, Horticulture|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be